Was it proper for a police officer to strand me on side of the road without any way to get a ride if I was partially disabled at the time?

I drive a moped because of a lose of license. I was stopped by a police officer. who impounded my moped and wrote me 2 tickets for no moped license and no insurance. I’m disabled due to recovering from back surgery. I told him this and asked him if he could call someone because my phone was dead. He then told me no. I asked him if he expected me to have to walk to the nearest gas station, which was over a mile away, with my bad back? He said it was either that or go to jail. After walking that distance I now I’m having to use a cane to get around and some times I can’t even get out of bed. His making me walk has set me back weeks of recovery, maybe months.

Asked on October 15, 2013 under Personal Injury, South Carolina

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Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

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