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Man hospitalized after hitting head during arrest
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MONROE - A Monroe man was hospitalized after he fell and hit his head while being arrested Monday, Oct. 15.

Dennis J. Farrey, 51, Monroe, faces two counts of domestic abuse-related disorderly conduct and one count of resisting an officer.

A woman called police at 12:49 p.m. to report he was intoxicated, had threatened her and made threats toward police, according to a release from the Monroe Police Department.

As Farrey was attempting to leave the residence in the 600 block of 20th Avenue, the first responding officer confronted him in the garage.

During the confrontation, he resisted and the officer used a taser.

As a result of getting tasered, Farrey fell and hit his head on the cement. He was taken by ambulance to Monroe Clinic, then later transported to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was released from custody pending a criminal complaint in Green County Circuit Court.

Chief Fred Kelley said the fall was accidental and that he has no reason to believe the officer used excessive or inappropriate force on Farrey.

- Katjusa Cisar