Wallingford police use Taser after Berlin man reportedly assaults officers

Wallingford police use Taser after Berlin man reportedly assaults officers



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WALLINGFORD — Two men face charges after a traffic stop on Route 5 Wednesday night.

Scott Rametta, 42, of 19 Bradley St., New Britain, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, no insurance, no front license plate and misuse of plates. 

Romell James, 30, of 2447 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, was charged with interfering/resisting arrest, assault on an officer, and criminal impersonation. He was also charged on an outstanding warrant with violation of probation. 

Police stopped the vehicle Rametta was driving around 7 p.m. near Yale Avenue. Officers investigated and determined Rametta was operating under the influence, according to a police report.

James gave police a false name and assaulted officers as he tried to flee, the report said. He was taken into custody after police deployed a taser.

James was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Thursday. According to statements in court, he has eight prior convictions from 2013 through April, including violation of probation and possession of a controlled substance. The judge set his bond at $20,000 and continued the cases to Aug. 8. 

Rametta’s bond amount and court date were not immediately available. 


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