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Plaisted apparently had been taking medication for knee

Published: Saturday, Dec. 15 2007 12:31 a.m. MST

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Unfortunate

I think that publishing a story about this is nothing more than sensationalism. How does she ever live this down? Let the officer finish his paperwork and the city officials make a decision before she is paraded around in public.

dj

Fortunately she didn't plow into a minivan full of kids!

feather in the cap

What a feather in this officer's cap to "arrest" Trest Plaisted's wife. You can bet that she would have been given a ticket for failure to stop, and let go if she hadn't been Lacey Plaisted. But, she was and this officer saw a chance to "arrest" her and WHOOEEE charge her with DUI. What a travesty.

I'm sorry she was hurt. I'm sorry she happened to be driving on a painkiller. She shouldn't have been probably. But, if she was accustomed to having a "drug" in her system she wouldn't have been impaired. Because she wasn't she didn't know how she would respond. She had one drug. A legally prescribed medication, for an injury. Why ruin her life, and cause problems for Trent, just to make this "FEMALE" officer look tough on DUI. What a travesty. What a joke. Was it also because she is a BYU student.

I think maybe the department should be sued. I'm offering to help you Lacey. Be in touch.

Reuel Jones

Talk about a non story. She is very pretty though, and has a nice smile. Not your typical mug shot.

GOSH GEDE BABY!!

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY COMMENTS ABOUT THE MORMONS I MEAN , WHY IS IT THAT THE MINUTE SOME NEIGHBOR OR MYSTERIOUS MAN/WOMEN DUI IT'S LIKE BIG DEAL , BUT WHEN A MORMON MALE/FEMALE IS INVOLVED IN SOMETHING IT HITS THE NEWS LIKE PARIS HILTON'S OR EVEN ANGELINA AND BRAD'S NEWS . LOTS OF PRIVATE I'S OUT THERE , AS LONG AS YOU DONT COMMENT ON THE 7 DAYS ADV. SISTAS AND BROTHAS.. WINK WINK!!

Disappointed

And this is journalism because ....? And this is newsworthy because ....? If Mr. Hancock does not have anything better to do, perhaps he could moonlight for the National Enquirer.

Why

Why is this unsustained allegation being reported at this point with the headline itself being misleading? It borders on "slander" in the legal context of that word.

gckenad

Is this really necessary to put in the paper and on-line? Where is the story? Just an attempt to embarrass someone?

james stowe

Are you saying her name is changing to Lacey Plastered?

What?

This is news?

AZ Cougar

Jacob Hancock and DN
Thank you for bringing this important story to our attention. The Ute fans were running out of things to mock at BYU. When I saw your headline I immediately had to see which BYU player was drunk next to her in the car. Because of your inCITEful investigative reporting and attention-grabbing headline, Mrs. Plaisted and her husband can be smeared in public for the rest of his BYU career. We are in your debt.

Seriously, do you reporters get some kind of bonus for inventing headlines that will be in the top-10 most popular stories of the day? This story did not deserve to make the Springville Green Sheet.

Cosmo

DMN - Did you really need to print this? This is not news and really borders on gossip and character assassination.

Y

This is a smear campaign and she's been singled out because of her husband. I hope that Trent Plaistead stops giving interviews and comments to the Deseret News.

Matthew Nelson Dallas, Tx

Brand new low for Utah media and the Deseret News, who are always head hunting BYU athletes for mud dragging news. Now they are going after spouses.

This is a crime that is committed so many times through out the state, but its now big news because it affects a BYU athlete? Grow up deseret news and I hope you lose some media credentials from BYU because of this, and you should. This is disgusting.

Taylor. C

Knee pain is terrible! I don't think the joint was designed to put up with the kind of abuse we give it by running and playing sports.
I wish the best for Lacey in this challenge. It's too early to draw any assumptions about her guilt or the circumstances of this incident. Let's have some sympathy.

Erik

To say that taking vicodin (I assume that is the narcotic) is similar to a six pack of beer is just wrong. I could understand that if she were on morphine at like 8-10 mg and were gorked out. Sometimes officers try to play pathologist and cause a lot more harm than good. They aren't trained physicians in any sense of the word.

CBU

This is a fair warning to all of us. We need to heed the warning: "Do not operate heavy machinery while using this drug"

Give me a break

Mr. Harmon.
I usually enjoy your columns but this one is ridiculous.
Yes, you can put some blame on the Plaisted's for even talking to the media and letting the media have an opportunity to make it into a "story" but you have to be kidding me that you got off your comfy chair at home to drive down to Provo so you could write this story that, if it happened to you, you wouldn't want anyone to know about because it's NOBODY'S BUSINESS!
The girl made a big mistake, yes. But just because she's the wife of a BYU player is just sick of you to go and make money off of it.
I don't think I'm alone when I say I'm absolutely sick and tired of the media making "stories" out of things that can totally destroy people and you can sit back and get readers and advertizers to pay for your disrespectful acts.
Was there no GOOD news going on in the city to report? I guess not, cause no one ever looks for it. nor does it make any money anymore

Disappointed

Mr. Harmon, Is this really necessary??! Let me be the first to comment (and I'm sure there will be others that follow) that publicly smearing the wife of a collegiate athlete like this is totally inappropriate. It's a non event. Give me a break. Pathetic. I hope Trent never takes an interview from you.

Who cares?

Unless it is an actual player, I could care less. Just because Dick Vitale has a crush on her, doesn't mean she needs to get all this attention. What she did was wrong (driving while impaired) but don't give her the same media attention a player would.

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