Audio of the arrest of DUI suspect Richard Bernier III.

In his affidavit, detective Garcia doesn’t say what injuries Bernier suffered after the traffic stop. But his affidavit says Bernier told officers he was sorry.

Nine months after the incident, Little said Bernier’s injuries have not fully healed and he lives in pain. Bernier also has frequent headaches and “is simply not the same mentally or neurologically,” Little said, noting that his client has severe memory and concentration issues.

“Bernier also has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and is plagued with intrusive thoughts and nightmares about the abuse he suffered, as well as the currently pending retaliatory prosecution,” the lawsuit says.

Pablo Lopez: (559) 441-6434, @beecourts.