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Mon Feb 19, 2024, 06:04 PM Feb 19

Officers Charged Her With Drunken Driving. But Her Brain Was Bleeding. [View all]


Officers Charged Her With Drunken Driving. But Her Brain Was Bleeding.
Nicole McClure said she spent hours in a jail cell, enduring taunts, until a delayed medical check revealed that she had a life-threatening problem with her brain.

Feb. 18, 2024
Driving home from work on the day her life changed forever, Nicole McClure could feel her feet tingling and her sense of direction faltering. Then she noticed colorful lights illuminating the early morning landscape.

“Oh, pretty lights,” she remembers thinking, not realizing that a highway patrol car was coming up behind her. On what was supposed to be a simple drive home from her overnight job at Walmart near Olympia, Wash., Ms. McClure felt increasingly disoriented, and wound up crashing into two roundabouts before pulling over.

The state trooper who had followed her ran to her door with his gun drawn, shouting at her to get out of the car, according to his dash cam video. He demanded to know if she had been drinking or using drugs. She denied it. “I’m not feeling real well,” she said. The trooper was not convinced. She was taken to jail, accused of driving under the influence.

The arrest was the beginning of a more than 24-hour ordeal in the criminal justice system at a time when Ms. McClure was in desperate need of medical care. Her lawyers said she was left lying in her own urine on the floor of a cell as jail employees, apparently dismissing her as being drunk, taunted her. When someone finally realized she needed medical attention, records show, doctors discovered a brain bleed and rushed her into surgery. She spent 17 days in the hospital and emerged no longer able to work or to care for herself.

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Yay cops! ret5hd Feb 19 #1
Tough job. Problem is they hear "I feel sick" too many times only to find out it was untrue. jimfields33 Feb 19 #7
Why aren't they testing blood alcohol levels? Crunchy Frog Feb 19 #15
They brought her to the hospital. Medical professionals released her back to them. bottomofthehill Feb 19 #21
Why is it that some of the dumbest people work in hospitals bottomofthehill Feb 19 #22
Fuck the Docs bottomofthehill Feb 19 #25
There's MAGA in hospitals too limbicnuminousity Feb 19 #26
There's a reason a lot of nurses marry cops. Hassin Bin Sober Feb 19 #33
Like anti-vaxx nurses Sky Jewels Feb 19 #28
He did not take her to the hospital for care. He took her there for a blood draw tulipsandroses Feb 20 #39
Tough in what way? ret5hd Feb 19 #17
Two just died yesterday. jimfields33 Feb 19 #24
how many roofers died yesterday? ret5hd Feb 19 #37
Hopefully none. jimfields33 Feb 19 #38
I remember a time when diabetics in insulin shock were sometimes tossed into the 'drunk tank' Attilatheblond Feb 19 #2
THIS. You don't need to be an EMT, you just need to know First Aid & have some common sense Hekate Feb 19 #10
Yes,... a splash of human compassion,... magicarpet Feb 19 #30
Happen to a neighbor years ago Randomthought Feb 19 #23
Will be an excellent cilla4progress Feb 19 #3
I hope she slaps a huge bamagal62 Feb 19 #4
She is no longer able to even care for herself, so how is she able to sue? Hekate Feb 19 #11
Huh?? Disaffected Feb 19 #16
Best of luck to her and her loved ones. What happened to her was horrible. Hekate Feb 19 #35
It was. Disaffected Feb 19 #36
Protecting and serving. FTP. WhiskeyGrinder Feb 19 #5
I know someone with Auto-Brewery Syndrome maxsolomon Feb 19 #6
Just maddening Johnny2X2X Feb 19 #8
Why is it some of the dumbest people Emile Feb 19 #9
Not just dumb ... cruel and violent and racist and misogynistic. Sky Jewels Feb 19 #29
Now now, don't be too hard the Wally World security guard Hassin Bin Sober Feb 19 #34
ACAB limbicnuminousity Feb 19 #12
ACAB. Only sociopaths get into law enforcement so they can destroy people Arazi Feb 19 #13
Quick little reminder here. bottomofthehill Feb 19 #14
Thank you. Disaffected Feb 19 #18
What individual instance? limbicnuminousity Feb 19 #27
That's a hell of a far cry from Disaffected Feb 19 #31
Not in my mind. limbicnuminousity Feb 19 #32
where are the good apples that are throwing... ret5hd Feb 19 #19
Betcha none of them lost an ounce of sleep over it dalton99a Feb 19 #20
I remember the speculation when Stephanie Tubbs Jones had a brain hemorrhage while driving. Ms. Toad Feb 20 #40
I think they airlifted to the Cleveland Clinic but bottomofthehill Feb 20 #42
ops are not that smart. pansypoo53219 Feb 20 #41
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