Ben Winslow Deseret Morning News
Copyright 2006 The Deseret News Publishing Co.
Davis County sheriff's deputies had used Tasers before to subdue out-of-control criminals -- but never on a dog.
That changed Sunday night when a deputy used the electronic shock device on a charging pit bull during a chase through a Layton neighborhood. It began with a traffic stop. Three men were inside the car when deputy Todd Taylor said he noticed the smell of marijuana.
Utah deputy uses TASER on a pit bull