Student receives $ 200,000 payment for ‘beer’ bite
A student who was jailed after alcohol control officers mistook a case of water for beer received $ 212,500 in compensation.
Elizabeth Daly, 21, has filed a $ 40 million lawsuit against the state of Virginia after being forced to spend a night behind bars after her liquor control officers allegedly allegedly jumped on her car, held up a gun and tried to smash her car window believing she had illegally bought beer.
The incident, which happened in Charlottesville earlier this year, caused the panicked student to pull away in her car and dial 911.
She later pulled over to be charged with escaping the police and assaulting a policeman after her SUV grazed two of the officers.
The charges were later dropped, but the student filed a $ 40 million lawsuit against state liquor control officers, claiming the officers had not been properly trained.
The lawsuit alleged that the officers acted with “genuine villainy, out of embarrassment and shame for their own willful acts and gross negligence”, charging Daly with three crimes of “anger and personal malice”.
Today, the Virginia Attorney General confirmed that a settlement of $ 212,500 has been reached with the University of Virginia student, avoiding the significant costs of a lawsuit, as reported wdbj7.com.
Michael Kelly, spokesman for Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, said at the time that the incident was “incredibly unfortunate.”