CHARGED: Passing Gas

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@ebsharer (5517)
United States
September 25, 2008 12:09pm CST
As quoted from: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,427365,00.html [i]A man arrested for driving under the influence in West Virginia got himself into a lot more trouble later at the police station. Jose Cruz was pulled over Monday night on Route 60 in South Charleston for driving with his headlights off. He was subsequently arrested after failing a series of sobriety tests, according to WSAZ TV in Charleston. During fingerprinting, Cruz then allegedly moved closer to one of the officers and passed gas, the station reported. In the complaint, the investigating officer wrote that police noticed a "very strong" odor. The alleged stunt led Cruz to be charged with another offense — battery on an officer — in addition to DUI and obstruction, WSAZ reported.[/i] I thought it was funny. What are your thoughts? Should the man be charged with battery on an officer for "passing gas"?
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@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Define Battery.. I thought Battery meant the actual touching of someone. I don't believe 'a strong odor' qualifies. No, I don't feel he should be arrested for that.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I agree!!
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
10 Nov 08
http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/29653059.html Charges were dropped!!!
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Thanks for the best response :)
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@gemini_rose (16193)
25 Sep 08
No way, that is unreal! I would be in big big trouble then because I am full of it all the time! It is funny, but in the same vain not because really it is a bit pathetic, if this is what is happening in the world!
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I wonder what happened with it? Guess we won't see an update!
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
10 Nov 08
http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/29653059.html Charges were dropped!!!
@hunandi (288)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Just goes to show you how crazy people are . If he meant to pass gas thats just gross and rude how ever you can not all ways control it . Thats like saying thats a woman could change her baby with battery because her baby boy peed in her face. Whats next if they want to charge people for uncontrolable bodyly actions. Thats one crazy story.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Yes it is but the charges were dropped so I guess it all turned "out".
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
10 Nov 08
That's ridiculous, I have heard that it is more room out than it is in. I don't think that charge will stick, maybe stink, not stick.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
10 Nov 08
LOL no the charges were dropped the link is in the response above you if you want to see it.