Jane Carhuff crashed her car three times on the way from her home to the doctor’s office. When Puyallup, Wash., police and firefighters arrived, they found her incoherent. They tried to question her and she mumbled something about being diabetic. Firefighters told officers she was not having a medical seizure and appeared to be intoxicated. So, the cops arrested her for driving under the influence without attempting a field sobriety test. Her son pulled her out and took her to the emergency room the next day. According to the lawsuit, tests showed she had suffered a massive stroke, and the delay in getting her to the hospital meant drugs used to reduce blood clots were ineffective. Charges against Carhuff were dropped, and her family is now suing the city.
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