Friday, September 24, 2010
Discharge to Jail
All too often arrested people come to the ER and get a "get out of jail free" card. I take great pleasure when justice is served.
On weekends, we get tons of accidents from drunk people. Last week, 3 of my drunk drivers were taken to jail. It was a great feeling. Usually the police officers don't wait around for the patient to be discharged, so they get off the hook for the most part. After a night full of drunk MVCs and stabbings, it was nice to see some people leave my ER with cuffs on!
Just as bad are the people who get chest pain when they are arrested. Today I had a 41 year old male who "started to have the big one" after being arrested for shoplifting. Normal EKG and discharge to jail!
Drink...Drive...Go to Jail!
Posted by SerenityNow at 7:17 PM