Arrested driver: Drunk? Designated? Dyslexic?River Falls police detained a 29-year-old local man downtown after 2 a.m. Sunday, July 15, for revving his truck, swerving, squealing his tires and for pretending to pull over before driving off again. When he was finally stopped, the officer said the man had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, but the man denied drinking, claiming to be the designated driver. The officer noted the man had no passengers and asked why he was slurring his words. The man replied that he had dyslexia. The officer noted that he knew people with dyslexia, a reading disorder caused by the brain’s inability to process certain words and symbols, and said they all spoke just fine.
By: Phil Pfuehler, River Falls Journal