10:41am

Tue August 4, 2009
WVAS Local

Elderly Mobile Woman Arrested for Public Urination

Mobile,Alabama –
(AP) Mobile's city attorney says a public lewdness charge may be dismissed against an elderly woman who was arrested after having what she says was a bladder emergency in a downtown park.

Larry Wettermark said Monday the city isn't interested in prosecuting someone who had an accident.

Eighty-one-year-old Lula Mae Battle was arrested on June 3 after a police cadet saw her urinating in bushes in a downtown park. The woman has said she has incontinence problems and couldn't make it to a public restroom.

Mobile Mayor Sam Jones says the arrest was at the officer's discretion, and he isn't second-guessing the decision to charge the woman.