Cop cuffs woman having diabetic attack because he thought she was drunk

By Kay Steiger
Saturday, July 20, 2013 21:37 EDT
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Woman arrested over diabetic attack
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Dashcam video footage caught New Mexico policy pulling a woman out of a car and cuffing her over suspected drunk driving, but the woman was later revealed to be having a diabetic attack, according to KOAT.

Revina Garcia reportedly got into an accident in which she slammed into a truck while having a diabetic episode and said she couldn’t open the door of the car.

“I just didn’t know how to open the door,” she told KOAT.

A sheriff’s deputy removed the woman from the car, slammed her face down down on the pavement and left her there. Police finally picked her up and took her to the back of a police car, where they determined her blood sugar level was low and called paramedics to treat her.

KOAT reported that Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia commented on the incident, “In this case there was no resistance. We are looking at that very seriously.”

“I’m surprised I didn’t go into a coma in the back of that police car,” Garcia said.

Watch the dashcam video, broadcast via Good Morning America on July 20 and posted to YouTube via Dolly Mac.

(h/t AJC)

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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