Mom Suing State Trooper Over False Arrest

Forced the woman to stay in the driver's seat over an hour while her child was sick in the backseat. Even the mayor of the small Pennsylvania town took pictures on his cellphone


A state trooper must face false-arrest claims for ticketing the mother of a sick child whom he detained and accused of drunk driving for over an hour, a federal judge ruled.

Jamie Essien had been driving in Bradford, Pa., with her 7- and 4-year-old daughters in the back seat one evening in March 2012 when the elder daughter said she felt ill.