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We're our own worst enemies

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by PinkoCommie, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. PinkoCommie

    PinkoCommie Unusual Member

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    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.
     
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    Vigilant

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    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!
     
  4. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

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    Yeah, that was just plain dumb.
     
  5. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    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.
     
  6. PinkoCommie

    PinkoCommie Unusual Member

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    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.
     
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    maddog3241 Parttimer

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    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.
     
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    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    They charged him with DWUI-alcohol, aka DWAI in Colorado.
     
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    Both of those dudes are 30+ year cops. They should have known better.:brickwall:
     
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    PinkoCommie Unusual Member

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    :upeyes:
     
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    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Every single person I arrest for DUI would be superdrunk here.
     
  12. collim1

    collim1 Because Alexa said so!

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    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.
     
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    Agent6-3/8

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