Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Blue Pass

A Colorado district attorney expressed frustration Thursday at not being able to prosecute an Aurora police officer who was found passed out drunk in his car last year, calling the department’s failure to launch a DUI investigation a double standard meant to protect one of its own.

Officer Nathan Meier was found unresponsive in his city-owned police car parked in the middle of an Aurora street on March 29, 2019. Meier was armed and in uniform. Officers, including Deputy Chief Paul O'Keefe who was the first police official on the scene, reported smelling a faint smell of alcohol on Meier and in his vehicle.
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Despite the apparent signs that the officer was intoxicated, District Attorney George Brauchler says O’Keefe later told internal affairs investigators that he felt he didn’t have enough evidence for a DUI investigation and that he “erred on the side of protecting [Meier].”
They took the drunk cop to the hospital (playing it like a medical emergency), where he was found to have a blood alcohol level of five times over the legal limit, a level that the on-scene cops found to be "a little drunk". But because the cops at the scene, including Deputy Chief Coverup, didn't treat the drunk and passed-out cop as a DUI case, the cop skated on the DUI charge.

Because the drunk cop's a cop. Nobody else could be drunk in a work vehicle parked in the middle of the road and not be arrested.

The Chief of the Aurora P.D. is following the Trump playbook of blaming the media for reporting on his department refusing to investigate and charge a cop who was passed-out drunk, on duty, and in a cop car that was parked in the middle of the road.

"Nobody is above the law" keeps being proven over and over again to be a crock of shit. How are we supposed to respect the law when those enforcing it have no respect for it, themselves?

Anyhoo, it seems that this fracas cost Deputy Chief Coverup his expected promotion to Chief. He pretty much blamed the media for that.

Funny how all of these guys in positions of power who get caught doing stupid shit blame the press for reporting on it.

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Is Colorado's legal limit .08? Because if so, a blood alcohol level of 5 times the limit, .40, is damn near a fatal level of alcohol. It would kill most people.

Dark Avenger said...

Not necessarily. Chronic alcoholics have a higher level of tolerance than ordinary folk


0.30% – extreme intoxication, cool body temperature, tremors, not able to drive;
0.40% – coma, unconsciousness, little response to stimuli, poor respiration,

Also

July 24, 2008— -- A Rhode Island man arrested this week for drunk driving had a potentially lethal blood-alcohol level and the highest ever recorded by police, setting a new state record.

Stanley Kobierowski, 34, was arrested in Providence, R.I., after smashing his car into an electronic message sign. According to state police, he allegedly blew a .489 and .491 on a Breathalyzer at the scene. That's more than six times the state's legal limit. He was brought to a local hospital and held for two days until sober enough to be arraigned, police said.

Kobierowski may be Rhode Island's record-setting drunk driver, but across the country police are reporting incidents of extreme drunk driving with recorded blood-alcohol levels reaching limits that doctors say would be lethal to most people.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5436334&page=1

Ten Bears said...

Outlaws are not necessarily criminals, just outside the protection of the law.

Borepatch said...

United States Constitution Article I, Section 9, Clause 8. "No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States"

CenterPuke88 said...

0.74% is the generally accepted highest U.S. recorded BAC. Worldwide, a Bulgarian recorded a 0.914%, verified on five different tests. There is an unsubstantiated claim of 1.23% BAC from Poland.

0_0 said...

Search youtube for police dui if you want to get more cranky.

thebluenote said...

Sad actually...