By Associated Press - Sunday, March 8, 2015

PISMO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A California woman who claims police officers mistook her seizures for drunkenness during an arrest has agreed to a plea deal.

Andrea Hansen accused Pismo Beach police of excessive force after she called 911 during an epileptic seizure and was instead arrested for public intoxication and assault on an officer.

The Tribune newspaper of San Luis Obispo reports ( a lawyer for Hansen entered a plea Thursday of no contest to misdemeanor public intoxication. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop two other misdemeanor charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

The 32-year-old will receive a $350 fine.

Hansen tells the newspaper she suffers from a form of epilepsy.

She was arrested Oct. 11 when she walked out of a pub after having a few drinks and began having a seizure.


Information from: The Tribune,

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