A Supreme Courtroom (SCJN) justice was detained in Coahuila on Saturday for driving inebriated, however the decide denies he was intoxicated.
Justice Javier Laynez Potisek was stopped by municipal police and arrested within the heart of Torreón within the early hours of Saturday morning and was held in police custody till later the identical day.
In an announcement issued by the SCJN on Tuesday, Laynez stated he by no means accepted nor will he settle for that he was driving in a state of inebriation. He additionally stated he didn’t have the chance to show his sobriety, and wasn’t informed why he had been detained.
The justice stated his arrest didn’t happen at a sobriety checkpoint and asserted that it wasn’t till the following day – though in truth he was referring to the identical day – that he realized that the police justified his arrest as a result of he modified lanes at an “inopportune” time.
However “that by no means occurred,” Laynez stated. “Regardless of my respectful and repeated requests all through this entire occasion I used to be by no means in a position to see or communicate to a health care provider, an authority, a decide, a prosecutor’s workplace … or a human rights consultant,” he stated.
“The following day [Saturday], following the directions they got, my members of the family made the fee of of 6,500 pesos (‘solely in money’). And regardless of their categorical request, they have been denied a receipt or proof of fee,” the justice stated.
“I need to make it clear that I utterly agree with … anti-alcohol operations. Nobody has the correct to drive in a state of intoxication and this conduct have to be severely sanctioned. Nonetheless, these operations have to be subjected to strict requirements that keep away from corruption and respect residents’ human rights,” Laynez stated.
Some particulars within the justice’s assertion are incongruent with native media experiences, which indicated that the justice was conscious of the rationale for his arrest and was required to pay a wonderful of 44,000 pesos (US $2,140) to safe his launch.