Daniel Rushing is a Good Samaritan. He took his friend to his chemo treatment. Then took him to church…and along the way, they grabbed some donuts at the local convenience store. So what could go wrong?
Daniel was speeding and a police officer pulled him over and arrested for having methamphetamine residue in his car . While this is not something that you would expect from a 65 year old Good Samaritan, unless it was Walter White, Mr. Rushing has never been accused of substance abuse in his entire life.
Turns out that substance the police officer identified as a “rock-like substance. The officers on duty tested this substance and it turned out positive for cocaine. Mr. Rushing, vehemently denied there was any illegal substances in his car, but was then detained for 10 hours and released on $2500 bond.
Another test was done to only find that Mr. Rushing, was telling the truth and corroborated his story.
Well…as luck would have it the officers, as it turns out, were not properly trained in using the road-side drug testing equipment, so that Rock-Cocaine they suspected on the floor of Mr. Rushing’s car, turned out to be nothing more than coagulated glaze from the donuts that Mr. Rushing and his friend were eating in the car.
As you would expect, Daniel Rushing sued the city of Orlando, asking for only $15,000. The final amount, which was settled out of court came to $37,500.
Daniel Rushing’s lawyer was later asked if his client still eats donuts, to which the lawyer answered, “yes, but just not in his car.
If you want more on this story, check out the Orlando Sentinel article here.