Devon and Cornwall Police have said they were were forced to tackle a man with a Taser stun gun after he became aggressive when his car was towed away.
DVLA officials took the car away because the man had failed to pay road tax. When they came to remove the vehicle the owner became angry and threatened them, police said.
The incident happened at around 6pm on Tuesday in the Tip Hill area of Ottery St Mary.
An officer shot the 44-year-old with a Taser to subdue him. He was then arrested and bailed.
The man is due to appear before magistrates in Exeter on July 19 charged with two counts of assault and one of resisting arrest.
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