Cop Pleads for “Blue Courtesy” After Being Charged With DUI
If you ever feel reluctant to seek help in reducing charges for driving under the influence (DUI), you should watch and bookmark a video showing a drunk Mesa County police officer expecting leniency after being charged.
Body cam footage from the February 2016 incident shows the veteran cop attempting to talk his way out of a DUI arrest. In an appeal to receive the “Blue Courtesy” treatment, the officer reminds his arresters that he’s been on the force for 20 years and asked to be allowed to walk home – which would have been a five-mile jaunt. After being cuffed, the officer became belligerent and condescending. He became particularly incensed that his hands had been cuffed behind his back.
Just How Drunk Was He? Cop Refuses Field Sobriety Test
Fortunately for the officer, he was wise enough to refuse to take a field sobriety test. He was wise because when his blood alcohol content was tested 45 minutes later, he was still four times over the legal limit.
The officer eventually pleaded guilty to Super Extreme DUI, which carries a mandatory 45-day jail sentence. However, he wound up only serving three days behind bars. His 45-day sentence had been reduced to 14 days. Of those 14 days, only three required time behind bars.
To Have Your DUI Charges Reduced or Dropped, Call The Oswalt Law Group
DUI charges can result in heavy fines, loss of license and jail time. Your best option for lowering your charges is to have the wise counsel of a skilled defense attorney. For a free consultation to go over your options, call us here at The Oswalt Law Group. Our number is (602) 225-2222.