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East Tenn. man sues sheriff for false arrest
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Lenoir City man has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Loudon County sheriff after he said he was mistakenly arrested when deputies mistook his cerebral palsy symptoms for drunkenness. According to the lawsuit filed last month in Loudon County, 59-year-old Garry Palmer reported to police that he had accidentally struck a dog that darted in front of his pickup truck in May 2010. Police reported that Palmer was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and had difficultly performing field sobriety tests.