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Dept. of Whoah, Nellie

 Who Says I'm the Only One in My Family to Have Fun?

I remember my brother telling me about this last year, during one of our regular phone calls. He told me the story as only a cop can .... grumbling, filled with irritated but real sympathy for the girl, and annoyance about having to go to court on it. 

And yeah, the constable is my baby bro.

As a point of interest, I think the judge was just a trifle wrong-headed. Someone with that amount of booze in them is in serious danger, and in  my opinion needs help more than anything else. But perhaps this was something that at least indirectly helped her find some help. 

ETA: As of Friday, when I was chatting with my brother, he reminded me of a couple of things that the news story didn't talk about (possibly because it wasn't brought up in court) and that he had probably told me way back last year. When I mentioned the amount of liquor she said she'd had, Mac snorted dismissively. "She lied," he said. He reminded me that, yes, that amount of liquor, if actually drunk, would have sent her to hospital, not to a holding room. She was just drunk enough to kick a policeman ... that does make the judge's decision more understandable - and the reporter's story much less well reported.
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May. 7th, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC)
What ever happened to going into a washroom to commit your indecent acts?

More seriously, I suspect she has already suffered enough for her crime of passion. Hopefully the sentence will reflect this.
May. 8th, 2015 03:31 pm (UTC)
I agree with you completely.
May. 9th, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
... although, if you read my addendum to the post, written after talking with my brother, you discover that a) the reporter writing the story didn't do as good a job as he or she should have and b) the judge's reaction was far more reasonable.

Actually, my brother mentioned a couple of things that put it into even more context, but the necessary facts are in the ETA.
May. 9th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that changes things.
May. 7th, 2015 10:11 pm (UTC)
Ye gods...what a mess. I feel rather bad for her myself, these do not sound like the acts of a rational or sober person. Eeek. O_O


Your bro is awesome, btw...
May. 9th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
My bro is indeed awesome. Now I'm telling everyone to read my addendum, since Mac reminded me of something that wasn't in this story, and that is of import to the sentence.
May. 11th, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
Och...well, makes the judges sentence MUCH more understandable. And the reporter...more Fox News. *Sigh*
May. 8th, 2015 12:38 am (UTC)
They did it in their seats?!?!? O_o

If what she's saying about the man buying her ten shots in twenty minutes is true though, I can't figure out why they aren't prosecuting HIM. Actually, I can't figure out why there's no mention of his sentence anywhere period. He might not have done the more serious assault of an officer, but he was definitely a participant in the indecent act.
May. 8th, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
"J**** G***** C****, 40, was also charged with committing an indecent act in connection with the same incident and had originally pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea to guilty in January." From the attached article.
May. 8th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
Was obviously half asleep while reading. Thank you for pointing that out.
May. 9th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
Not a problem. I missed it on the first read through myself.
May. 9th, 2015 04:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, he did indeed get prosecuted. And Now I'm drawing everyone's attention to my addendum, written after my brother and I chatted yesterday. Apparently, the "so many shots of booze, OMG, I was soooo drunk" defense was just that; a defense. As my brother said, and the judge apparently accepted (and the reporter failed to write, bad reporter!), the young lady wasn't nearly that inebriated.

Just drunk enough to kick a policeman and try to join the mile-high club under a small jacket.

*shakes head*

Still feel sympathy for her though.
May. 8th, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)
If I ever drank that much, in such a short span of time, I would pass out. I don't understand how this woman was even conscious. I think she needs a serious mental health intervention.

LOL about your brother's description of the event, though. : )
May. 9th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
As I mentioned in my addendum, which I just wrote this morning, apparently she was less than veracious in her testimony. Still drunk - and probably still in need of help - but far more aware of her surroundings, and far less in imminent danger of dying like Dylan Thomas.

And my brother is a born story-teller, as I can attest.
May. 14th, 2015 01:41 pm (UTC)
Ugh, wow o.O I understand your initial point, definitely—though in hindsight, it does seem that the alcohol was less to blame than it first seemed… Wild story overall =P
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