Code 2 for ETOH. At the downtown mental health clinic.
A woman in her 30s is sitting in a room, crying. She’s on a psych hold.
Apparently she drove drunk to the clinic for a regular appointment after having a bunch of alcohol. So the psych staff placed on her a psych hold. Which doesn’t make any sense. Apparently cops aren’t the only ones who don’t understand what a psych hold is.
“Shouldn’t you be calling the cops out here for the DUI instead?”*
“She has a history of seizures, so we called 911 for an ambulance.”
Mishearing her, I ask, “You put her on a psych hold because she has a history of seizures?”
“No, we called 911 because of her history of seizures.”
“Well, neither one of those makes any sense.”