Cop Arrests Sober Man Because He Looked Drunk

Cop Arrests Sober Man Because He Looked Drunk Jesse Thornton was previously arrested 10 times for driving while black in surprise, AZ. Now he is taking action after his latest arrest.

WXYZ.com reports that Thornton, a 64-year-old retired firefighter hadn’t been drinking when he was pulled over by police one recent night.

“I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes,” Thornton said the cop told him.

“I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve got bloodshot eyes. I think you’re DUI,’” said Thornton.

Thornton said he told the cop his eyes were red because he was swimming earlier in the evening. Thornton was ordered to take a sobriety test and sit on the curb, despite having a bad hip and knee.

“I couldn’t even sit on the ground like that and they knew it and I was like laying on the ground, then they put me in the back of an SUV and when I asked the officer to move her seat up ’cause my hip hurt she told me to stop whining,” said Thornton.

Later, down at the police precinct, a breath analyzer test confirmed that Thornton’s blood alcohol level was 0.00. Additionally Thornton said a drug recognition expert told him “I would never have arrested you, you show no signs of impairment.”

“It was driving while black,” said Thornton, whose car was impounded Friday and not released to him until Monday. This latest incident has prompted Thornton to hire an attorney. He plans to sue the Arizona police department for $500,000.

The DUI charge was eventually dropped, but that’s not enough said Thornton’s attorney Marc Victor. “This is not the way American citizens ought to be treated by officers or treated by anybody for that matter,” said Victor.

“It’s not totally about the money, although I’m already out more than $5,000, that’s $5,000 that I don’t have,” said Thornton.

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    88 Responses to “Cop Arrests Sober Man Because He Looked Drunk”

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    2. 2

      Take them to the bank sir :tea:

    3. 3

      Why would a minority ever want to live or visit Arizona?

    4. 4
    5. 5

      Speculating will get you caught up!

    6. 6
      Just Looking says:

      Damn, glad I don’t live there, I would stay in cuffs. :tea:

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      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      Why would a minority ever want to live or visit Arizona?
      ——-
      Prior service? Good jobs? Born there and never left?

    8. 8

      So why did they pull him over in the first place?

      The cop noticed his eyes were “bloodshot” from another moving vehicle, from behind, while he was wearing eye glasses?

      What prompted the officer to check to see if he was drunk in the first place? :shrugs:

      :eek:
      :waiting:

    9. 9

      Why would a minority ever want to live or visit Arizona?
      ——-
      Prior service? Good jobs? Born there and never left?

      ________________

      :think:

      Still wouldn’t live there or visit… :shrugs:

    10. 10
      datsmdubya2u says:

      :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes says:

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      Why would a minority ever want to live or visit Arizona?
      ——-
      Prior service? Good jobs? Born there and never left?

      _____

      In a perfect world people would be able to live where ever they want but since this is not a perfect world…I probably would have moved after the 2nd pullover for DWB…

    11. 11
      Anna says:

      WXYZ.COM, is a Detroit news station. I agree what is a black man doing living in Az.?

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      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      Why would a minority ever want to live or visit Arizona?
      ——-
      Prior service? Good jobs? Born there and never left?

      ________________

      Still wouldn’t live there or visit…
      ———–
      I would say the same for Idaho, but theres a buch of minorities moving there now…

    13. 13
      luVn_liFe... says:

      :wave:

      Hellllo ALL!

      Arrestd 10XS!!! shYte unless I had a VERY good reason to be in AZ,I would have moved from there by now . .

      Or pedal on a bike :tea:

    14. 14

      Yea, I’m questioning why he even let it get so far before he decided to act on the DWB instances. Oh well.

    15. 15
      Milky says:

      :kiss: @luvn

    16. 16

      them government jobs pay well in AZ :coffee: I have NO interest in moving somewhere that is LAND LOCKED THOUGH

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      QueenSJ says:

      I’m curious to know what probable cause they had to pull him over also. But sh!t, even then, they still took it way too far.

    18. 18
      iAmChan says:

      I would clean em out….

      :oan: why did I get a FB request from someone named Mercedes Benzzetta Stallworth?

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      Anna says:

      QueenSJ says:

      I’m curious to know what probable cause they had to pull him over also. But sh!t, even then, they still took it way too far.

      ~~~~~~~
      He’s not suing for enough. Your gravi makes me want some cotton candy.

    20. 20

      Benzzetta though :blink:

    21. 21
      MsLolo says:

      Mercedes Benzzetta Stallworth :tape:

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      iAmChan says:

      I would clean em out….

      :oan: why did I get a FB request from someone named Mercedes Benzzetta Stallworth?
      ———-
      Parent’s must have really wanted that life :rofl:

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      MsLolo says:

      $500,000, only?
      Seriously?

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      NaijaGal says:

      Why would a minority ever want to live or visit Arizona?
      =============================
      my homeboy who is currently living in Atlanta swears Arizona is the mecca :tea: plus he has a thing for white girls so there’s always that :lol:

    26. 26
      Just Looking says:

      Mercedes Benzzetta Stallworth?
      ___________
      :rofl: Did you accept?

    27. 27
      cougar lover says:

      they like to target black folk with money, cuz they figure we’ll rather pay up than deal with the bs. he knew ol buddy was sober, just wanna a nicca.

    28. 28
      luVn_liFe... says:

      @SANDRARose; AND THE ROSES . .
      Ya’ll see OchostinKo is going to do 30 days in the broward county JAIL??
      :smack: Pissed off the JUdge,for smacking his Male AttY on the :shakebutt:

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      datsmdubya2u says:

      my homeboy who is currently living in Atlanta swears Arizona is the mecca :tea: plus he has a thing for white girls so there’s always that :lol:

      _____________________

      That Sheriff Joe Arpaio is gonna have his AZZ hemmed up livin in a tent outside in 110 degree heat wearin pink underwear..

      :shurgs: jus sayin

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      @MILKY :hug: GET WEll!!

      @Naija . . whatchu Spent $$$ ON,Some SeXXy Shoes??

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      MsB2u says:

      no no no
      :tea:

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      iAmChan says:

      Just Looking says:

      Did you accept?

      ——-

      Hell Naw! lol….I am not gonna invite ratchetness on my newsfeed!

      @Bootcamp already came on there with a face :tea: emote

    34. 34
      NaijaGal says:

      LUV N – linens :lol: and some clothes…oh a coffee table…no shoes though *le sigh* how was your weekend…I know you at least have a smile with the Heat win

    35. 35
      iAmChan says:

      :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes says:

      Chan what is your FB page?

      —-

      Chan And His Camera

    36. 36
      goat76 says:

      I hope he wins. I hate these cops that treat everybody like a criminal and the plain out racist ones too.

    37. 37

      hmmk Chan. I just “liked” your page.

    38. 38
      goat76 says:

      :wave: Milky, Bedazz, WUT WUT, and GA

      And to all the Lovely Ladies :wave:

    39. 39
      luVn_liFe... says:

      @NAIJA
      hrmm
      Sounfs like fun FUN FUN Shopping!!1

      Im Aigght but the HEAT winning MY :heart: is w/the SPURS ya Know i was born in Bexar COUNTY :tea:

      bitter Sweet match up

      dont talk bout lines much,I dont want DIVA questioning you bout some damn thread count :lol:

    40. 40
      iAmChan says:

      :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes says:

      hmmk Chan. I just “liked” your page.

      Cuz you are the shyt!

    41. 41
      Ty says:

      So why did they pull him over in the first place?

      The cop noticed his eyes were “bloodshot” from another moving vehicle, from behind, while he was wearing eye glasses?

      What prompted the officer to check to see if he was drunk in the first place?
      ____________
      :coffee:

      My sister lives in AZ and she loves it :shrug: I have yet to visit her though, will catch at the reunion on the 4th :coffee:

    42. 42
      I Run New York says:

      :offtopic:

      Chad Johnson was just arrested and sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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      iAmChan says:

      on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes says:

      hmmk Chan. I just “liked” your page.

      Cuz you are the shyt!
      ——
      *flips hair* I know. :lol: :winky:

    44. 44
      cougar lover says:

      hol up!!

      see ol buddy should have just said pull out the breathalyzer. I would not have even entertained that sobriety test. it be the borederline drunk folk that be tryna prove ish to the cops when they get pulled over. I keep it real like, man fugg all the theatrics, lets get to it cuz I got a 75% off sale to go to :rofl:

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      iAmChan says:

      Golden rat tailed combs to the next few people who like my page, lmao

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      Ty says:

      Accept it Chan it might be one of those exotic morning thunderstorms with a tire in the background :rofl:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      @TY
      I read Ye’s Lyrics,U really thiNk He was TalKiN bout ZAHARA?? :tea:

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      iAmChan says:

      Ty says:

      Accept it Chan it might be one of those exotic morning thunderstorms with a tire in the background

      Lmao

    49. 49

      Ty says:

      Accept it Chan it might be one of those exotic morning thunderstorms with a tire in the background
      ————
      or one of them with a lace front on the eye brows on the beach with a bootydew. :kona:

    50. 50
      luVn_liFe... says:

      ZAHARA?? :smack:
      karTRASHian

    51. 51
      Ty says:

      @ Luv…indirectly LOL

      U know she had more rappers than Def Jam :rofl:

    52. 52
      OutsidetheBox says:

      And my baby tombout she wanna be a police. :facepalm: I aint never produced no police ass kids. We aint even safety patrol material. Tuh.

    53. 53

      Can we get a medical minute on Lebron James and the Benjamin Button disease :waiting:

    54. 54
      Milky says:

      Thx @luvn :hug:

    55. 55

      I’m trying to hold off on getting HBO added so I wont be charged on this bill for having it… but True blood starts on sunday and I’m afraid I might forget to add it and be mad I don’t have HBO :lol:

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      NaijaGal says:

      LUV N – I didn’t know you were born in the San…awwwwwww…you know Eva Longoria’s fam? cause all messicans know each other though :lol:

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      lovezoe says:

      Some folks would be happy to see us back picking cotton.

    58. 58
      iAmChan says:

      Pickachu Tran says:

      Can we get a medical minute on Lebron James and the Benjamin Button disease

      No LeBron ridicule until the Finals are over.

    59. 59
      Milky says:

      :rofl: @orb. :kiss:

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      datsmdubya2u says:

      what takin my gravi so long to change?

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      Milky says:

      Otb dann auto correct :cuss:

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      NaijaGal says:

      so real talk someone explain to me all the vitirol against Lebron…maybe I missed something? folks mad cause he left a team that wasn’t gonna get him a ring to one that did and will probably continue? is there anything else???

    63. 63

      iAmChan says:

      Pickachu Tran says:

      Can we get a medical minute on Lebron James and the Benjamin Button disease

      No LeBron ridicule until the Finals are over.
      __________________

      O :tape:

    64. 64
      lovezoe says:

      Chad Johnson was just arrested and sentenced to 30 days in jail.
      ————-
      For nonpayment of CS?

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      And my baby tombout she wanna be a police. I aint never produced no police ass kids. We aint even safety patrol material. Tuh.
      ————-
      :rofl: Po thang!

    66. 66
      Ty says:

      @ Pick not til yall tell me whats wrong with Keisha Whitaker :nono: Lebron has been looking like that since he was 2 and his hairline retired when he was about 5 :coffee:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      awwwwwww…you know Eva Longoria’s fam? NO

      And FOlKs hate ON LeBron Just because he is LeBRON,his game is slumPiNg though

    68. 68

      NaijaGal says:

      so real talk someone explain to me all the vitirol against Lebron…maybe I missed something? folks mad cause he left a team that wasn’t gonna get him a ring to one that did and will probably continue? is there anything else???
      ————
      Some folks thinks that he’s an azzhole but other than that, I’m sure they have nothing…well, maybe the fact that his head band seams to go back farther and farther… but I’m sure there’s nothing else. :lol:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      @TY
      :eek: Keisha
      NEEDS.
      a
      cheese
      FRY
      Just one woould do her gOOd;thats how bad that situation is :no:

    70. 70

      so real talk someone explain to me all the vitirol against Lebron…maybe I missed something? folks mad cause he left a team that wasn’t gonna get him a ring to one that did and will probably continue? is there anything else???
      ________________

      all I know is the HEAT catch a lot of flack because a lot of the FANS are ONLY fans BECAUSE OF LEBRON and ppl feel like lebron gets the Jordan treatment from the refs and from STERN. (JUST SHYT IVE READ FROM VARIOUS SPORTS GROUPS ON FB)…

      He has talent and all that but he wins the Academy Award for GREATEST FLOPS EVER IN A NBA GAME…

    71. 71

      luVn_liFe… says:

      @TY
      Keisha
      NEEDS.
      a
      cheese
      FRY
      Just one woould do her gOOd;thats how bad that situation is
      ———-
      But that would make her look pregnant…. :kona:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes says:

      luVn_liFe… says:

      @TY
      Keisha
      NEEDS.
      a
      cheese
      FRY
      Just one woould do her gOOd;thats how bad that situation is
      ———-
      But that would make her look pregnant….
      :crying:

    74. 74

      Lebron has been looking like that since he was 2 and his hairline retired when he was about 5
      __________________

      :rofl:

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      iAmChan says:

      Only Bron can have a “bad” game and still seem dominant at times

    76. 76

      Lebron has the BEYONCE EFFECT… after awhile ppl just get tired of yo azz… :shrugs:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Adam “PACMAN” Jones was arrested earlier
      For Slapping a chick that threw a BoTTle at Him :smack:

      daFuGG is going on w/these FEWLs!

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      NaijaGal says:

      so all in all nothing…the players all play up their falls…Mike used to do that chit too

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      NaijaGal says:

      Adam “PACMAN” Jones was arrested earlier
      For Slapping a chick that threw a BoTTle at Him
      ===========================
      if she threw a bottle I’m not mad at the slap

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      NaijaGal says: so all in all nothing…

      ~
      YUP!
      I :heart: LEBRON :)
      and
      BOSH!!

    81. 81

      New Post on missing teacher found in bayou wtih the wrong picture.

    82. 82
      luVn_liFe... says:

      NaijaGal says: Adam “PACMAN” Jones was arrested earlier
      For Slapping a chick that threw a BoTTle at Him
      ===========================
      if she threw a bottle I’m not mad at the slap

      ~

      ~Stripper in the strip club,He said he doesnt have two shytes to give,He was STANDInG his GROUND :eek:

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      Ty says:

      So what happened to her for throwing the bottle? Is that assault Naija :shrug:

      Hell Brat did time for throwing a bottle but she did hit the girl :ashamed:

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      NaijaGal says:

      @TY – yup that’s assault…look at ya with your legal eagle self :lol:

      Brat’s chit was battery :eek:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      protecting hisself OR NOT,the BENGALS ARE GONNA CUT HIS a.s.s. he’s gonna be like Chad :no:
      Talent
      gone
      to
      WASTE

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Lebron has the BEYONCE EFFECT… after awhile ppl just get tired of yo azz…
      ___________

      Says more about the ppl then it does them. :shrug: When you tired of something, it doesnt even register on your radar.

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      Just Looking says:

      Chan And His Camera
      _______
      I like that….

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      I Run New York says:

      Chad Johnson was just arrested and sentenced to 30 days in jail.
      ————-
      “For nonpayment of CS?”

      He slapped his attorney on the butt in court.

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