Couple sues over Tasering during sobriety test

December 8, 2010 9:13:00 AM PST
A north suburban man claims police officers forced his wife to undergo sobriety tests in frigid January weather and then stunned him with a Taser after he got out of his car to check on her.

Steven and Jean Kotlinski filed a federal lawsuit against the village of Mundelein and two Mundelein police officers for the New Year's Day incident.

According to the suit, Jean Kotlinski had a blood-alcohol level of 0 percent, she was not charged.

The Kotlinskis claim officers used excessive and "unjustifiable violence," which was captured on video. Mundelein police were not commenting.