...The officers pulled him from the car....handcuffed him, put him in a police car and headed for jail, suspecting that he was driving under the influence of drugs and in a trancelike state sometimes referred to as "excited delirium." -- But Bob Rigg wasn't on drugs. He was diabetic and suffering from heart disease, and he was dying. ...
Here's a death that really was caused by "excited delirium", but in way the reflects poorly on those that promote it as a handy but misleading label.
Even the mere existence of the idiot-concept led to bad assumptions, delayed the correct medical response to Mr. Rigg's diabetic state, and these appear to have contributed to his death.
As Justice Braidwood stated, 'excited delirium' is "unhelpful"... ...the understatement of the decade.