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U.Va. student sues state, ABC agents for $40M

Wednesday - 3/26/2014, 8:40pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A University of Virginia student is seeking $40 million from the state and seven Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who arrested her believing she had illegally purchased beer when she had bought bottled water.

Media outlets report Elizabeth K. Daly filed the lawsuit this week in Richmond Circuit Court. She alleges malicious prosecution, six counts of assault and battery and failure to appropriately train ABC agents.

On April 11, 2013, ABC agents confronted Daly outside a supermarket in Charlottesville. The agents believed Daly, who was then 20, was under the legal drinking age and had purchased beer.

Daly was charged with two felonies for grazing two agents with her vehicle. The charges were later dropped and expunged from her record.

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