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New Yorker sued $ 1 million from the city for unfair accusations of drunk driving

Oliver Wiggins (right) with lawyers
Oliver Wiggins (right) with lawyers

In 2015, then 31-year-old Oliver Wiggins (Oliver Wiggins) was arrested for driving in a drunken state. About his offense, he learned, waking up in a clinic with handcuffs on his hand – and sued the city authorities.

In his statement, Wiggins claimed that the police on a minibus flew to the stop sign and drove into his Nissan Maxima car in 2004. After that, the man was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Wiggins’ lawyer claimed that all alcohol tests then showed a negative result, and his client did not drink at all. But for the arrest, there was enough evidence from the police officer Justin Joseph: he stated that Wiggins had “dull eyes, an incoherent speech, a smell of alcohol on breathing, and a shaky walk.”

After the incident, Wiggins suffered a hand injury, his car was broken down, but the insurance company did not want to cover the expenses because of the arrest. Three months later, the charges were dropped, and two years later the American managed to win in court against the city: his compensation amounted to almost 1 million dollars.

Evaluating the strength of the police badge, Wiggins himself later went to work for law enforcement officers of the correctional facility. According to the New York Daily News, the city authorities did not want legal proceedings and settled it in pre-trial order, but none of the policemen in the minibus were fired.

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