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False Arrest Lawsuit Reinstated in Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals Over Woman Arrested for DUI Who Later Tested Negative

A Federal Court of Appeals reinstated a dismissed False Arrest civil damages lawsuit against an Ohio State Trooper who arrested a woman for DUI after field sobriety tests. The Federal Appeals Court concluded that you simply cannot arrest anyone based on a few missteps on field sobriety tests. Now it is up to a jury to decide if the woman should receive money and how much for the two days she spent in jail after she failed field sobriety tests, but tested negative for drugs or alcohol via a urine sample. DUI Officers should make sure their insurance is updated. Read the Article. 

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