Mr. Foster had been arrested after the police in Reform, a small city in western Alabama, clocked him on radar driving 92 miles per hour in a 45-m.p.h. zone at about 11:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, the police said.
After the police pursued Mr. Foster in his Jeep and positioned spike strips on the highway, he was charged with reckless endangerment, making an attempt to elude and resisting arrest, the police mentioned. He was additionally cited for dashing, driving whereas suspended and driving on the unsuitable aspect of the highway, the police mentioned.
Mr. Foster’s mother and father imagine he might have been experiencing a “manic episode” within the days main as much as, throughout and after his arrest, the household’s attorneys mentioned. Mr. Foster had “a historical past of psychological well being challenges,” the attorneys mentioned in a statement.
Whereas Mr. Foster was being booked into the Pickens County Jail, he was “not cooperative in answering the jailer’s reserving questions however there was no bodily altercation throughout the reserving course of whereas Reform Police Division was current,” the division mentioned in a statement.
On Dec. 5, Mr. Foster’s household posted his bond, which included a situation, by choose’s order, that the police take him to a hospital in Birmingham for an evaluation, the police mentioned.
However when Mr. Foster’s household and the police arrived on the jail to take him to the hospital, the sheriff’s workplace declined to launch him, saying he had been rebooked on one other set of expenses, the Reform Police Division mentioned.
In accordance with the attorneys for Mr. Foster’s household, that they had been advised that Mr. Foster had “been in an altercation with one other inmate and was now underneath the jurisdiction of the sheriff’s workplace, which delayed his remedy.” The household was not allowed to go to Mr. Foster, the attorneys mentioned.