Sarasota man arrested for DUI files suit against trooper

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Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:35 am | Updated: 4:32 pm, Tue Jun 4, 2013.

SARASOTA - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper under scrutiny for previous arrests is facing another legal battle, after a man arrested for DUI files a lawsuit against him.

According to court documents, a year ago this month, Trooper Melvin Arthur arrested a driver involved in a 3-car crash for DUI. However, the driver passed 2 Breathalyzer tests and a urine test.

Last month, Trooper Arthur was involved in another court case, where artist Sally Adams was fighting charges of DUI and that she resisted arrest.

Testing showed she was not intoxicated during her arrest. She claimed he targeted her because she was female. A jury acquitted her of the charges.

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2 comments:

  • Target4Tyrants posted at 12:30 pm on Wed, Jun 5, 2013.

    Target4Tyrants Posts: 7

    Guilty! Throw him in jail with the rest of the criminals.. His badge & union should not block justice~

     
  • Target4Tyrants posted at 12:07 pm on Wed, Jun 5, 2013.

    Target4Tyrants Posts: 7

    Why would he care if he does or doesn't get cought breaking the law? The worst that happens is he will get fired. Most likely the union will protect him.. as usual.

    Welcome to the Police State~

     

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