Yesterday I was going to have a party at my apartment. My mom, Shrey (a friend of mine) and I went to pick up one of the other people coming to the party. So we went to his apartment, picked him up, went to a supermarket to get food and then drove back home. Now, there is a gate that leads into my apartment complex, and we were driving through and took a left. Toward the left was a eight year old black kid who fell off his bike. You couldn't really see him all that well until you turned the car. And he just sat there for a like ten seconds and my mom hit him and the kid and bike were pushed about eight feet. Then my mom stopped the car and got out to help the kid. The kid got a large scrape/burn on his left leg, but he was fine. My friends and I were in the back watching everything.
The police are trying to prove that my mom was drunk (because they can't find any other reason why my mom would hit the kid, assholes). But, my mom didn't even have a drink until she got back home. So I don't see how she could have been intoxicated.
The police officer at the scene was a fuck. He asked me where we went, and I said we went to pick up a friend and then we drove to a supermarket to get food and drinks. And then the officer interupts me and asks if my mom bought another bottle of wine. She didn't buy a bottle of wine. But that guy was insistant that my mom was drunk. I know for a fact that she wasn't. Then the police officer talks to my friends who were listening, and asks then their ages (17 and 17). He says that we are 'almost' 18 and that we could 'almost' be charged. And I was like, you can't charge us with anything and then we left.
The funny thing about this is, the people ran from Katrina in Louisiana, then came to Houston and ran from Rita, and then the little kid was hit by a car when they came back.
Haha, when you first told me, I fell of my chair. The cops sound like morons. But yeah, hope you don't get sued or anything.
ToXiC HawkHaha, when you first told me, I fell of my chair. The cops sound like morons. But yeah, hope you don't get sued or anything.
Like I said before, there were no adults watching the kid ride the bike.
I bet his mother is going to trying and get my mother charged with some 'assaulting a minority' or some shit.
AeroflotLike I said before, there were no adults watching the kid ride the bike. I bet his mother is going to trying and get my mother charged with some 'assaulting a minority' or some shit.
They can't do that.
Eh people are stupid, what can you say...
[COLOR=black]Look at the police investigation this way: the more stringent it is, the less likely you are to be sued or to have any civil suit stand up in court. [/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]On her alleged intoxication: If she took a breathalyzer test at the scene when the cops arrived, and it showed up negative, there's nothing more that they can do because it proves that she wasn't drunk. If they didn't make her take one at scene, they can no longer inquire into it because they have no evidence to suggest that she was intoxicated at the time of the incident. Not making her take one at the time also shows that they had no probable cause to indicate that she was drunk.[/COLOR]
Don't they do breathaliser tests in the US? If they turned up at the scene, they would have been able to find out whether she was drunk or not on the spot...
[COLOR=black]We do, but the officer has to have probable cause first to administer it. Usually this can be established by making the suspect do the usual tests like stand on one foot and touch his/her nose, walk along the straight tape line, etc. [/COLOR]
revenDon't they do breathaliser tests in the US? If they turned up at the scene, they would have been able to find out whether she was drunk or not on the spot...
Yeah, but the machine is called an intoxylizer here. And the police officer came on a motor cycle and he didn't have any equipment on it.
[COLOR=black]Either way, he never administered the test or brought in someone with a breatalyzer in to do it. Since he didn't, even if she was drunk, he threw any chance of legally proving that she was drunk out the window.[/COLOR]