In Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Officer Brian Miller was not happy when Jamie Lockard, 53, agreed to a Breathalyzer that showed that he was not driving drunk. So, Miller and his colleagues arrested Lockard anyway, strapped him to a gurney and took blood as well as allegedly using a catheter against his will to extract urine. It also proved that he was below the limit . . . so they charged him with obstruction.
He is now wisely suing the Lawrenceburg police department and Dearborn County Hospital as well as Miller and Dr. Ronald Cheek.
A common complaint is that police in abuse cases will often charge victims with obstruction or resisting arrest to justify their actions and encourage victims to agree to a settlement of all charges.
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