According to the state police in Clearfield, Officer Nathan Curry was on patrol Sunday evening when he observed a burgundy Dodge Dakota truck traveling very slow on Mill Road. The vehicle turned into the Driving Park and stopped in the travel lane for a short time then pulled to the side of the roadway.
Curry initiated a traffic stop and approached the vehicle in an attempt to speak with the driver, 72-year-old Thomas A. Kennedy. Curry detected an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and observed an open container.
According to the report, an argument ensued and Kennedy drew a pistol out from under his seat and reportedly failed to comply with Curry’s commands. Curry tazed Kennedy, delivering two separate shocks while demanding Kennedy to drop his weapon. Kennedy dropped the weapon and Curry was able to subdue him.
Kennedy was arrested for aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and DUI. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland and placed in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 20.