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ABC official acknowledges errors in student arrest

Saturday - 8/3/2013, 12:40pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- An Alcoholic Beverage Control official says six agents used poor judgment during a wrongful arrest of a University of Virginia student.

ABC Commissioner Sandra Canada says the agency is "embarrassed" by the April 11 response to 20-year-old Elizabeth Daly's purchase of sparkling water, cookie dough and ice cream at a store in Charlottesville. The agents suspected Daly had bought beer.

The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/12OFjf5) reports it was the agency's first public acknowledgement of errors in the agents' actions.

Daly has said she panicked because the agents weren't in uniform and one pulled a gun. She fled with two others and planned to go to police.

Daly was charged with two felonies for grazing two agents as she fled and spent the night in jail. A prosecutor later dropped the charges.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com


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