OZARK, Mo. | Several Ozark police officers have been cleared in the July 18 Tasering of a teenager after he allegedly jumped from a highway overpass.
A report released Tuesday said witnesses told Highway Patrol investigators that Mace Hutchinson had been at a party where alcohol and drugs were being consumed prior to the incident.
A friend of Hutchinson's told troopers that Hutchinson had consumed LSD, a hallucinogen. The report said that Hutchinson suffered a bad reaction to the drug and jumped from a moving vehicle near the overpass at U.S. 65 in Christian County.
He fled, but later returned and jumped from the overpass onto the highway.
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The report says two Ozark officers Tasered Hutchinson nine times each after the youth failed their order to stay down and place his hands behind his back.