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Fairfield Cops Accused of Not Helping (drunk) Man After Crash

  1. This is bull****. The police offered medical attention, he refused, and later died from ruptured stupidity (spleen).

    Fairfield I hope, has sent his estate bills for the actions they had to take resulting from his illegal activities.

    'Drew


     
  2. What were the officers supposed to do?

    He refused medical attention but an officer was able to convince him to go to the hospital.

    If they forced him into the ambulance against his will and he lived, they would probably be suing for violating his civil rights.....
     
  3. Of course they took appropriate action. Drive under the influence and suffer the consequences. The police have no responsibility to make sure you don't die. That's your own responsibility. Sure we can try, but there's no guarantee offered.
     
  4. im confused, SOOO they determine hes under the influence and they let him go??? wtf state was this in? clowns. they must of let him go if they say they convinced him to go to the hospital but he refused medical attention at the scene.

    IM CONFUSED WHY HE WASNT ARRESTED AT THE SCENE AND BROUGHT INTO THE JAIL? ALSO IF THAT HAPPENED THEY WOULD OF CHECKED HIM OUT AT THE JAIL OR HAD THE EMT COME TO THE JAIL...

    SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING IS FISHY HERE. MAYBE EVERYONE INVOLVED SHOULD BE SUED EXCEPT THE VICTIM'S OF THE DUI GUY WHO DIED..
     
  5. This guy should have been arrested and put under the jailhouse. If he didn't want medical care it is not the fault of the police, it is the fault of the booze and his stupidity.
    I wonder if he had enough money to pay for the cars he ran into and the people's medical expense?
     
  6. How about getting a bit more information as to what exactly transpired before all this foreplay?

    'Drew
     
  7. Since he agreed to go to the hospital they would not have arrested him at that time.

    For the simple reason that once he is under arrest the police dept\city is then liable for his medical bill.

    Also one thing the hospital is going to do is draw blood. which the police can then use against him in the pending DUI charge.
     
  8. He refused medical attention @ the scene (ambulance). He was arrested then later convinced to go to the hospital. Make sense?
     
  9. dont get your panties in a frenzy.
    The po po have to take him to the hospital if he agreed to go. They didn't let him free, if he didnt agree to go to the hospital he would have sat in the cell till he died.
     
  10. Nowhere in the article does it say he wasn't arrested. He may have just wanted to go directly to jail BUT the officer convinced him to go to the hospital.
     
  11. Does this sound like a drunken rant or what?
     
  12. Just to spare any more posts like this:

    It appears that the accident was severe enough to injure all parties, as such serious injury accidents/fatal (DUI) are not a good time to administer field tests...the guy's lawyer will contend that the suspect was too injured to perform the field sobriety tests to standard.

    The Office of the Chief State Attorney has advised agencies not to arrest or issue an infraction at the scene. The case law behind this has to do with an accident where the suspect received a citation for a lesser charge (DUI, failure to drive right) and one of the other parties later died....the suspect's lawyer claimed double jeopardy when a manslaughter charge was later levied...after all the suspect was already charged for the incident. So, now you do a BAC warrant for the blood and go from there.

    Arresting injured suspects also stinks because they now need a "babysitter" to stay with them until they can be taken into custody....not a good use of manpower in a busy city.

    If someone is determined to be "gravely disabled" you can commit them to the hospital....I'm not going to take a refusal from someone with arterial bleeding, a serious mechanism of injury (fell out a 3rd story window) etc...it's not an issue, they're going.
     
  13. What I hate about on line news article is they cut out most of the information. The full news article in yesterday's Connecticut Post had more info. He was arrested and was taken to the police station. The police asked him several times if he wanted to go to the hospital during the booking process. The drunk driver refused each time he was asked. The police finally made him go when he started to sweat profusely. His wife is suing because she claims her husband was too intoxicated to be making medical decisions for himself.

    Now that there is more information, do you still think the cops are idiots? Oh wait, this is Glock Talk. The home of cop haters.
     

  14. There was enough information in the article I posted to infer that the police was not at fault.

    There are a total of 13 posts in this thread. Mine, and 12 responses. Of those 12, only one person (from MN) made any derogatory statements about the police, and virtually everyone else stepped in to correct him (her).

    Your statement in red is equally as questionable as the statement from the MN fellow - 11 responses to one anti-cop statement and you arrived at that conclusion how?


    'Drew
     
  15. Wasn't there, don't have all the facts. From the information given, PD did the correct actions. You can't make someone go against their will in most cases. Since there were other injured parties, EMS was on the scene and in all likelihood made a valiant attmept to take the patient to the hospital be he was more adamant about not going. The fact that the officers repeatedly and finally he went. Kudos to the officers for keeping on trying.

    Could they have taken him against his will? Yes. Police protective custody (at least here in KS) But that said, it takes a lot to do so and being inebriated is not in and of itself reason. If he knew who he was, where he was, when it was and what was going on, he is of a mind to make decisions for himself.

    Not a lawyer, but on the surface, the officers did all they could when they could. Play a stupid game, wn a stupid prize.