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    This Emergency Room Doctor Is Literally Daring The Police To Arrest Him

    "I welcome the opportunity to be wrongfully arrested."

    Critical care doctor David Caldicott is tired of young people dying from overdoses at festivals, so he wants to test their pills.

    The man with the thick Irish accent and massive side-burns is a key member of the group of doctors and experts who're openly thumbing their noses at the NSW government and promising to roll-out a pill testing trial at music festivals.

    There's been a series of high-profile deaths of Aussie teenagers from dodgy caps and pills and Caldicott thinks potentially breaking the law is worth the risk.

    "I am the father of three very precocious girls and a son, I welcome the opportunity to be wrongfully arrested. My girls need frocks and I don't know what the going rate for wrongful arrest is at the moment," he told BuzzFeed News.

    Caldicott is part of a renegade group of medical experts, including Dr Alex Wodak (below) who think educating young people through pill testing will stop them from taking dangerous substances.

    There's been mutliple high-profile deaths at Australia's most famous dance festival, Stereosonic. Just months ago a man died at the Adelaide festival while Sylvia Choi (pictured) died from an ecstasy overdose in November.

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    So the team of doctors are proposing to take the pill testing machine to the festivals.

    "We are bringing the mountain to Mohammed," said Caldicott.

    "I admire people who have a moral objection to drug use, but I don't allow people who don't like blood transfusions, to determine blood transfusion policy. If they have a problem then let them apply it to their family, not to the rest of the society."

    Festival organisers have expressed serious desire to have the testers on site but are wary of pissing off authorities. And the state police minister's actions will go a long way to decide whether the trial ends in doctors and health workers hand-cuffed.

    BuzzFeed News understands the NSW police minister Troy Grant (right) has no intention of directing police to crackdown on the rebel pill testing group.

    But when questioned about the practice, Grant took a stronger approach.

    "This Government does not support pill testing because these drugs are illegal and inherently dangerous," Grant told BuzzFeed News.

    "The Government's current legal advice is that NSW legislation provides the NSW Police Force with the power to take action against pill testers at music festivals."

    This means it'll be up to the police officers on-site as to whether they arrest the doctors.

    Caldicott told BuzzFeed News the government's approach is silly because of the simple fact that young people take drugs, "I see this has one of the last convulsions of prohibition in Australia."

    "As people see that they are losing the argument, they thrash about."

    "In many ways it's sad because it's not the intellectual debate that it should be but a series of threats being exchanged in the media."