Isaac Newton of England gave us the laws of motion and offered significant contributions on gravity and light.
Isaac Newton of Omaha has collected three drunken-driving charges, including one Sunday after he allegedly crashed a pickup truck near a golf course, then was tackled and Tasered.
Two off-duty state troopers were finishing a part-time job at the Players Club at Deer Creek about 2 a.m. when they saw a green Ford Ranger leave Deer Creek Drive, authorities said. The vehicle, driven by Newton, got stuck in a tree line and ditch.
The troopers identified themselves to Newton, 25, and a passenger, Austin Cook, 23. Both ran, authorities said.
A Douglas County sheriff's deputy who was in the area fired a Taser at Newton, whom Chief Deputy Marty Bilek said was resisting arrest.
Newton was taken to Immanuel Medical Center to be checked out. He was charged with felony driving under the influence because of two previous drunken-driving convictions, in 2005 and 2010. He was released after posting 10 percent of his $7,500 bail.
Cook was charged with obstructing an officer and resisting arrest, and he pleaded guilty to both misdemeanors. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
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