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Old 02-12-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Driving while... diabetic?

What sort of training do officers typically receive in order to differentiate intoxication from medical distress? Remember, a sober diabetic whose blood sugars are out of whack can easily blow a warn or fail on an ASD.

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A Nevada city will pay a diabetic man $158,500 after police beat him while he was in diabetic shock, thinking he was a drunken driver.

The Henderson, Nev., city council approved the settlement on Tuesday for the physical and emotional distress endured in late 2010 by the man, who asked not to be identified.

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Old 02-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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First clue...no smell of booze, second clue no fail ASD, third clue medic alert bracelet. I have had dealings with diabetics and others with medical problem and it was quite easy to see that alcohol had nothing to do with the behaviour.
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