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Court: eating sausage is not resisting arrest

Published torsdag 23 januari 2014 kl 11.57
"Wait a moment officer. I may be some time." Photo: Scanpix

A woman has been acquitted of resisting arrest, when she refused to follow police, and instead sat down to finish off her hot dog with mashed potato.

Skaraborg District court decided that it was "quite reasonable" for the woman to expect to be able to finish her meal, and so her refusal to comply with the police officer's order.

The woman had been so visibly drunk that police were called to the hot dog stand in Fallköping. Although she won the right to finish a meal, she was also found guilty of harassment, and of breaking the law on drugs. The 49-year-old was sentenced to pay SEK 4,000, reports local paper Västgöta Bladet.

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