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Old 07-01-2013, 06:17 AM
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Felony charges were dropped on Thursday against a 20-year-old University of Virginia student who says she panicked when undercover agents from the state's Alcohol Beverage Control division mistook her water purchase for beer.

According to Charlottesville (Va.) Daily Progress, the student, Elizabeth Daly, was walking to her car on April 11 at approximately 10:15 p.m. with a box of sparkling water, cookie dough and ice cream she had just bought from a local supermarket when the agents—six men and one woman, all in plainclothes—approached suspecting the box, a blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water, to be a 12-pack of beer. One jumped on the hood of her SUV; another pulled out a gun, Daly said, as her roommates seated inside looked on in horror.

"They were showing unidentifiable badges after they approached us, but we became frightened, as they were not in anything close to a uniform," Daly wrote in an account submitted to the court. "I couldn't put my windows down unless I started my car, and when I started my car they began yelling to not move the car, not to start the car. They began trying to break the windows. My roommates and I were ... terrified."

Daly's roommate in the front passenger seat told her to "go, go, go"—and that's what she did, apparently "grazing" two of the agents in the process.

The students called 911 as they left the parking lot, police said, and were pulled over by another agent driving a vehicle with lights and sirens, Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney Dave Chapman told the paper.

Daly apologized when she realized who they were, Chapman said, but agents arrested Daly and charged her with two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer and one count of eluding police—each carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $2,500 in fines. She spent the night in Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

"This has been an extremely trying experience," Daly wrote. "It is something to this day I cannot understand or believe has come to this point."

Either can Chapman.

"It wouldn't be the right thing to do to prosecute this," he said.

Nonetheless, Chapman "stood by the agents' decision to file charges, citing faith in a process that yielded an appropriate resolution."

"You don't know all the facts until you complete the investigation," he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...181104442.html

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The police around here tell you not to stop if you think the person trying to pull you over might not be law enforcement and drive to the nearest police dept. for your safety. Any LEO should not expect a citizen to pull over or subject themselves to stop and frisk when someone displays a simple badge.

They should sue and win a case against the offending officers and be allowed to express a good deal of contempt for them I the process,
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"Excuse me ma'am, Chrlottesville PD, is that beer youre carrying?"

"No sir, it's sparkling water."

"Thank you and have a nice day."

This seems more reasonable than standing on the hood of someones SUV with a weapon drawn. FWIW, I have never drawn my weapon in a minor in possession case. Never seemed necessary.
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Story USELESS without photo of "Perp"s LOL
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The more I read about NC, the less I like the place, and I have children, grandkids and great fends there.
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The more I read about NC, the less I like the place, and I have children, grandkids and great fends there.
It's Charlottesville VA.
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It's Charlottesville VA.
Oops. I have friends there, too.
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Originally Posted by nhpursuit2870 View Post
"Excuse me ma'am, Chrlottesville PD, is that beer youre carrying?"

"No sir, it's sparkling water."

"Thank you and have a nice day."
Seems simple enough. Although even if it had been beer, a 20 yo buying beer oh the humanity of it all.
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Sorry about the error in the thread title. Not sure why I put NC in there when it happend in VA. Maybe the Mods can fix it for me?
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Pulling a gun on someone for MIP? Would they really have shot them over it?
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Farva! Hit the radio.
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5 men and 1 woman to stop a 20 year old for M.I.P.???? they must be some weenies. For Mardi Gras around here you have 2 ATF agents walking amongst 1,000s handing out tickets for M.I.P. without many incidents. It's all in how you conduct yourself. Common sense isn’t so common anymore.
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Almost 26,000 Yahoo posts/comments on this topic.....
That's most of the UVA campus!
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Buttholes playing ninja. They may be able to hide under the letter of the law but those beer cops actually committed armed assault in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by nhpursuit2870 View Post
"Excuse me ma'am, Chrlottesville PD, is that beer youre carrying?"

"No sir, it's sparkling water."

"Thank you and have a nice day."

This seems more reasonable than standing on the hood of someones SUV with a weapon drawn. FWIW, I have never drawn my weapon in a minor in possession case. Never seemed necessary.
Seems the police could have done better hangin' around one of the frat houses?

I WOULD like to see the girl (and her friends) SUE!

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GOT to be more to the story......
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Charlottesville, the most liberal, earthy town in va.

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