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Questions over alleged collision in DUI case

When someone is accused of a crime and they say "I didn't do it," most people would hear that explanation and raise an eyebrow or roll their eyes. It's such a cliched answer that it is nearly impossible to take it seriously. And yet, in some cases, this explanation may be true -- or at least there are extenuating circumstances involved that make the person's story believable.

With that in mind, consider the story of a man who was accused of driving under the influence. The man allegedly ran a red light and collided with a police cruiser. Eventually the police officer in that cruiser pulled the man over and arrested him for driving under the influence.

While it appears the man isn't necessarily disputing the drunk driving charges (he freely admits that he consumed numerous beers before getting behind the wheel of his vehicle) he does dispute the officer's report that says he collided with the police cruiser. The man says he came close, but never actually hit the police officer's vehicle. The man also alleges that the police officer was acting unprofessionally and still asked him questions even after invoking his right to remain silent.

Whether this man's story is true or not has yet to be proven, but this is a reminder that police officers aren't immune to the fallacies of man. They can make mistakes, and sometimes, they will act unprofessionally. Such behavior is unbecoming of an officer, and it could also lead to the accused having a case against the officer or the charges against them.

Source: ydr.com, "DUI suspect disputes police's account of arrest," Ted Czech, Dec. 28, 2015

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