A California community is stunned after the LAPD allows a stumbling man to leave the scene of a three-car accident.
After crashing his own vehicle and hitting three others, a California resident is allowed to stumble away from the accident scene by the LAPD.
CBS LA reports that the LAPD allegedly did not perform field sobriety tests on a citizen who seems visibly under the influence. In a video uploaded to social media by witnesses, the man is seen yelling at police officers and falling as he leaves the scene.
Initially shared on Instagram by user Brock Williams, on the profile @brocktothefuture, the photos and video show a chaotic scene where neighbors questioned law enforcement procedures or lack thereof.
“Last Saturday, around 4 p.m., a drunk driver hit three cars on the street in front of our house. He was clearly wasted (he kept falling over) and belligerent. He kept yelling at everyone – especially the cops, firefighters, and tow truck drivers. He claimed his uncle was a congressman,” Williams writes.
LA friends! Know a good lawyer or journalist who can help us out? Last Saturday, around 4pm, a drunk driver hit three cars on the street in front of our house. He was clearly wasted (he kept falling over) and belligerent. He kept yelling at everyone – especially the cops, firefighters and tow truck driver. He claimed his uncle was a congressman. About an hour later, once his car was towed, the cops just let him go. They never breathalyzed him (we asked them if they did, they said no). At the end of the video you’ll see several witnesses yelling at the cops, asking why they didn’t arrest him. They didn’t respond and just drove off. We have more photos and videos. We have the cops’ names and the report number, and we found this guy online. But not sure what to do next. Any ideas?? DM me. Thanks!
A post shared by Brock Williams (@brocktothefuture) on Aug 26, 2020 at 2:29pm PDT
According to CBS LA, the LAPD said officers on the scene make the call of whether to conduct a field sobriety test. Residents of the neighborhood are upset the police on the scene did not administer one.
Katy Wicker described the events to the news outlet after uploading footage to her social media platforms.
“He was completely intoxicated the entire time,” she said according to CBS LA. “It was apparent to everyone that was there. He was yelling at everyone. He was yelling aggressive comments at police officers, at the ambulance that was there, at the tow truck driver, and he literally stumbled away.”
She continues, “We asked them why they didn’t provide him a breathalyzer test, and they couldn’t give us any answers.”
CBS LA reports an owner of one of the damaged vehicles was able to track down the impaired driver’s information through her insurance company.
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