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Randall Wood

I, myself, am a recent victim of this same overzealous enforcement of Public Intoxication laws in TN. I was beaten, pepper-sprayed , finally taken to the ER by ambulance, where I was later tasered by an officer as I tried to have hin get the Doctor to check my blood sugar. I had to have an insulin injection, after which I was incarcerated with no food for until the following morning. I had not eaten since 5 pm the evening before.
I believe the police involved used the Public Intoxication excuse to simply beat an unconcious person. I have absolutely no recollection of any of this, yet I am charged with Public Intoxication, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer.... and all I needed was a glucose tablet.

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Society is facing problems with such laws. This has to be resolved legally and it’s needed to be sorted at the earliest.

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Very interesting study. I agree with the commenter above... it's interesting to see how inaccurate the "system" can be. It reminds me of a COPS episode I saw recently where the guy arrested an individual for being drunk as he was walking along the street..he wasn't stumbling, he was speaking completely coherently and more. The cop was on a power trip. Not everyone is qualified to make decisions like this.

Orange County DUI Attorney

As a DUI defense attorney, I think this is a great entry - shows how Diabetics don't "fit" the prosecution and police model of how persons under the influence should act. Unfortunately, police not only jump to conclusions, they put people at risk.

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