Daily Archives: March 5, 2008
I don’t think the following story needs any commentary from me:
Tube Inserted Into Man Who Refused to Give Urine Sample
Kelso, Wa. March 4 – When a man who was suspected of drunken driving in Longview refused to give blood and urine samples he was taken to a hospital.
His lawyer says he was held down kicking and screaming for a blood draw. And a tube was inserted into his bladder to withdraw the urine.
He sued Cowlitz County. A settlement was reached Friday in which he was paid $15,000, without authorities admitting they did anything wrong…
Welcome to "The War on Drunk Driving".
My last two posts, concerning the notorious lack of convictions for drunk driving when a cop, prosecutor or judge is involved, has triggered a flood of email…wanting to know about “The Federal DUI Immunity Act of 1998″.
Hmmm…Sorry, folks, that was just my attempt at humor. Or perhaps sarcasm. Or maybe anger.