Daily Archives: September 3, 2009
The latest news from the front in MADD's "War on Drunk Driving"….
Man Says Police Forcibly Collected Urine Sample
Lawrenceburg, IN. Sept. 3 — An Indiana man has filed a lawsuit claiming that police forcibly withdrew urine from his body during a drunken driving arrest.
According to the suit, police arrested Jamie Lockard, 53, on suspicion of drunk driving in March.
A Breathalyzer test showed he was under the legal limit, but Officer Brian Miller doubted the findings.
Lockard and his attorney claimed in the suit that police took him to Dearborn County Hospital and forced him to submit to a urine test.
Police said they obtained a warrant, but Lockard's attorney said his client was shackled to a gurney and had a catheter inserted against his will.
"It has to be executed reasonably," said attorney Doug Garner. "No one would say this is reasonable behavior. It's reprehensible that anyone could think that this is appropriate."
The test showed that Lockard's blood-alcohol level did not exceed Indiana's legal limit, police said.
Garner said the police officer did not apologize, but instead charged Lockard with obstruction of justice.
Hmmm…Breath test shows suspect is innocent…but he "flunks the attitude test", so…cop decides to administer "attitude adjustment" therapy…test confirms innocence…cop covers ass by arresting suspect for "obstruction of justice".
I'm surprised the cop didn't use the catheter to extract a confession.
You think this was just an aberrration? An isolated instance of a bad cop? Take a look at a similar story from Washington State I posted on a few months ago: Catheter Forced Up Penis After DUI Arrest. Or how about cops jamming needles into handcuffed suspects in the backs of their cars? See Forced Blood Draws by Cops in Back Seat and Blood Draws in the Back Seat by the Dashboard Light.
Welcome to "The War".
(Thanks to David O'Shea.)