Man hit with Taser on ambulance after punching cop

Corey J. Hayslett, who was arrested by Springfield police, was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center because of his high level of impairment from drugs and alcohol, according to a police report.

Officers were asked to ride along with medics to help restrain Hayslett so he would not injure himself or others, or break the medical equipment.

During the ride, Hayslett allegedly threatened officers, and at one point was able to break away and punch an officer with a closed fist. The officer hit Hayslett with a Taser; both probes struck Hayslett's right upper back and was effective in subduing him, according to the report.

At the hospital, Hayslett was so combative with staff they "had to put Mr. Hayslett to sleep and intubate him," according to the report.

Hayslett faces a charge of assault of a peace officer. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 9 in Clark County Municipal Court, online court records show.

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