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March 02, 2008

TASER shot cleared in death of Calif. driver

The Modesto Bee

MERCED, Calif. — A bad heart, meth use and poor choices — not a Taser — killed Richard Earl Abston.

That was the message from Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin during a news conference about the death of Abston, a Modesto man who on Feb. 7 barreled the wrong way down Highway 99 in his truck, hit several cars and fought with law enforcement o...

Full story: TASER shot cleared in death of Calif. driver

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