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PinkoCommie
08-11-2011, 16:22
How often do I have to read about crap like this:

http://www.9news.com/news/article/213007/339/2-officers-arrested-accused-of-driving-drunk

??? I know that we're all just human, and just like in any other line of work, there are good folks and complete tools doing what we do. We are, however, such an easy target for bad press. We are so visible. EVERYONE knows how to do our jobs better than we do.

I understand that every now and then, a member of the public will take a picture of one of us picking his/her nose while in uniform, etc. But DUI in a department car? Come on. We can do better.

Hoser423
08-11-2011, 16:30
:brickwall:Uggggggggggggh

Vigilant
08-11-2011, 16:42
And I quote:

"9Wants to Know will continue to investigate this."

I sure do appreciate the fact that ninewantstoknow is making the world a safer place. Such courage!

msu_grad_121
08-11-2011, 17:13
Yeah, that was just plain dumb.

Cochese
08-11-2011, 17:58
He was a .07 BrAC. DWAI, not DUI.

Both of those dudes are 30+ year cops. They should have known better.

We sent a few guys up to Rapid for the funerals. I don't think they brought any roadies though.

PinkoCommie
08-11-2011, 18:26
He was a .07 BrAC. DWAI, not DUI.

Per presumptive limits, that's correct. I had a case (only one, though) where the chemical test was below .08, but based on the observed driving actions, we got a DUI conviction. Sounds like these guys were aiming for that.

maddog3241
08-11-2011, 18:38
We just has a police chief from a little town of about 500 people get caught near me, they charged him with a new Michigan law "Super Drunk" if you are more than .17 they can get you with that I guess. He was .18, and another was .20 so I have heard. I will try to find the link. But it was Freeport, Michigan.

Cochese
08-11-2011, 18:51
Per presumptive limits, that's correct. I had a case (only one, though) where the chemical test was below .08, but based on the observed driving actions, we got a DUI conviction. Sounds like these guys were aiming for that.

They charged him with DWUI-alcohol, aka DWAI in Colorado.

G27Chief
08-11-2011, 20:35
He was a .07 BrAC. DWAI, not DUI.

We sent a few guys up to Rapid for the funerals. I don't think they brought any roadies though.

Both of those dudes are 30+ year cops. They should have known better.:brickwall:

PinkoCommie
08-11-2011, 20:47
We just has a police chief from a little town of about 500 people get caught near me, they charged him with a new Michigan law "Super Drunk" if you are more than .17 they can get you with that I guess. He was .18, and another was .20 so I have heard. I will try to find the link. But it was Freeport, Michigan.

:upeyes:

Cochese
08-11-2011, 21:01
Every single person I arrest for DUI would be superdrunk here.

collim1
08-11-2011, 21:07
Every single person I arrest for DUI would be superdrunk here.

I work in a baited field (college town) almost all of mine are .18BAC or higher.

It doesn't take a well seasoned officer to make a decision when the suspect is obliterated.

Agent6-3/8
08-11-2011, 21:13
I've never understood crap like this...is it really that hard to just do the right thing?

Apparently the answer to that question is yes.

maddog3241
08-11-2011, 22:58
Here is the link to the one I was talking about. http://www.wwmt.com/articles/dash-1394472-released-driving.html
It's to bad, a lot of people really liked him.

scottydl
08-12-2011, 15:25
Every single person I arrest for DUI would be superdrunk here.

x2

Last month I saw the highest BAC result I've witnessed on a DUI arrest... he was .324. Not really that bad off either, obviously failed FST's but was still walking and talking to me pretty normally. Crazy.

msu_grad_121
08-12-2011, 17:17
x2

Last month I saw the highest BAC result I've witnessed on a DUI arrest... he was .324. Not really that bad off either, obviously failed FST's but was still walking and talking to me pretty normally. Crazy.

Wow. Professional drunk. Mine was .41-something, but he was neither walking NOR talking. Heck, he was barely breathing...