‘I can’t believe this is happening’: Victim says police ‘were just covering their asses’
On Thursday, a woman said police were only doing their jobs when they arrested her for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sara House was driving home to Georgia on Oct. 3, 2018 when she was pulled over by Georgia Highway Patrol.
She told investigators she was in a “drive-by” and that she had been drinking.
When she was stopped by police, House said the trooper “looked like he was not going to let me go” and “took his finger off the gas pedal.”
House said that while she was on the ground, the trooper began to put handcuffs on her.
“I couldn’t believe it,” she said.
“When I started crying, I knew that this was it.
This was the end.”
Police said House had been “drunk for the past three days.”
The trooper told her to get on her knees and said, “Put your hands behind your back,” House said.
She said she was taken to the Georgia Department of Public Safety office, but she later learned she was charged with DWI.
House’s attorney, Scott Buehler, told WSB-TV he didn’t think the trooper’s actions were justified.
“It is clear that the officer violated his duty to use reasonable force and violated House’s civil rights, because he used excessive force against her,” Buehl said.
House was released on bond.
House said she hopes she can recover some money from the Georgia Highway Protection Agency.
“I hope it can be used to pay for my lawyers and the court costs,” House told WBBH-TV.