During the traffic stop, officers concluded that Murray was operating his motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and attempted to take him into custody. While officers were searching him, they found a stun gun shaped as a cell phone in his jacket pocket, a news release said.
When the officers attempted to place Murray in the rear of a waiting police vehicle, “he used his body and legs to push away from the car,” the release said. Several officers were needed “to place the defendant into the vehicle,” cops said. No one was injured during the arrest.
Murray was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, driving while intoxicated, obstructing governmental administration, moving from a lane unsafely and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
Murray was arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead, where he was conditionally released to the custody of the Probation Department. He is due back in court on Feb. 14.