Police Can't Be Sued

Police Can’t Be Sued in Drunken Driving Case

Police in Center Line can’t be sued for allowing a woman who claimed
she was too drunk to drive to get behind the wheel of a vehicle,
according to a ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals.

In a 3-0 decision Friday, the court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the
family of Sami Koulta, of Madison Heights, who was killed in a 2002 crash
involving Chrissy Lynn Lucero, of Shelby Township.

According to court records, police were called to a home on Sept. 13,
2002, to help remove an unwanted visitor. The officers encountered Lucero
and ordered her to leave, which she did. Lucero said she told police she
was too drunk to drive, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Minutes later, she ran a red light and smashed into Koulta’s
vehicle.

Lucero had a blood-alcohol level of 0.11 percent, considered drunk by
state law, the newspaper said.

Source: http://www.lsj.com/

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