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Probable cause defeats false arrest claims (access required)

Probable cause defeated a driver’s claims for false arrest, malicious prosecution, assault and battery and false imprisonment because his arrest for public intoxication was supported by his difficulty walking, redness in his eyes, refusal to take sobriety tests, the odor of alcohol on his person and car and the fact that the taillights were off. Background Kirk ...