Police: Hanover man charged with fighting officer, DUI

Jason Addy

A Hanover man was shocked with a Taser and arrested Monday night when he allegedly tried to fight a Southwestern Regional Police officer who suspected him of being involved in a hit-and-run crash.

William T. Cannon, 47

The officer made contact with William Cannon, 47, about 8:30 p.m. after investigating a crash in the 200 block of North Main Street in Spring Grove in which a pickup truck was suspected to have fled after striking another vehicle, according to a news release.

After locating the truck, the officer allegedly found Cannon “obviously intoxicated behind the wheel” and attempted to arrest him. That's when Cannon began to “fight wildly with the officer,” according to the release.

With backup still en route, the officer deployed his Taser on Cannon, who was taken into custody and transported to York County Central Booking, according to the release.

Cannon faces charges of DUI, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of a crash, according to the release.

No one was injured in the crash, and the officer was unharmed during the fight with Cannon, according to the release.