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[IP] Diabetic mistaken for drunk

Frederick, MD-A motorist was beaten into submission and spent four days in
the hospital after officers mistook his diabetic condition for drunken
belligerence, his lawyer said Friday.

The Sheriff's Department acknowledged deputies used a nightstick, a dog and
pepper spray against Frederick T. Moore IV, 34, after he was stopped for
driving erratically in his pickup around midnight June 12.

After Moore's arrest on charges that included fleeing police, doctors told
police that Moore was in diabetic shock, which occurs when the level of
blood sugar becomes too low. The condition can occur in diabetics because of
a lack of food or too much insulin or exercise.

Both deputies are trained emergency medical technicians.  Moore's lawyer
said they should have recognized his symptoms.

This is from the Saturday Fayetteville (NC) Observer-Times, from Associated
Michael Strong
Fayetteville, NC
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