Oglala Sioux VP Thomas Poor Bear Refutes Intoxication Charges
On February 19th, 2012 Thomas Poor Bear, Vice President of the Oglala Sioux tribe, was arrested by tribal Public Safety Officer Chad Roe at the Indian Health Services Pine Ridge Hospital for what Pine Ridge Police Chief Richard Greenwald told Indian Country Today Media Network was a liquor-related violation. The arresting officer reported that Poor Bear showed signs of intoxication and had a blood-alcohol reading (BAC) of nearly four times the legal limit. Poor Bear and his Tribal Attorney, Tom Clifford, are refuting the charges.
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