2 1/2 yr sentence for assault on troopers

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail for assaulting two state troopers attempting to frisk him during a routine traffic stop.

Tyler Sumner was sentenced Wednesday after he was found guilty of charges including assault and battery on a police officer and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.

Prosecutors say the 19-year-old Sumner had to be subdued with pepper spray after he knocked down one trooper and punched another in Adams in October.

The Berkshire Eagle  reports that after his arrest, police found a handgun containing one round on him.

The vehicle was pulled over because police suspected the driver was not old enough to have passengers. Sumner was a passenger.

His lawyer argued that the search was unlawful.

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