CHICAGO — A nurse who was handcuffed when she refused to draw blood from a drunken-driving suspect has settled her lawsuit against a Chicago Police officer for $78,000, according to city records.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center nurse Lisa Hofstra sued Officer Marcelo Rodriguez and the city, saying she was handcuffed and forced to sit in the back of a squad car for 45 minutes in August. She said Rodriguez became belligerent when she told him the hospital could not draw blood until the driver was admitted as a patient.
Nurse Lisa Hofstra when she refused to draw blood from an allegedly drunken driver because he hadn’t been admitted to the hospital – per hospital rules. (Photo: ClipSyndicate)