Colorado: Boulder Police Officer Elizabeth Ward charged with DUI; told Thornton cop she “was drunk”…off-duty but in uniform!
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From Daily Camera
An off-duty Boulder police officer was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Thornton early Tuesday morning after police say she had trouble keeping her vehicle in her lane and told an officer, “I’m drunk.”
Officer Elizabeth Ward, 36, was driving northbound on Interstate 25 around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday when an off-duty Thornton police officer reported she was weaving between lanes and was driving 40 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to a police report. The off-duty officer called in to report Ward and then followed her.
By the time an on-duty Thornton officer reached Ward, she had pulled off the side of the road on her own, according to police. The off-duty officer — who was still in uniform — told the arriving officer that Ward was an off-duty officer with the Boulder Police Department. She was not armed, but did have ammunition and police gear in the trunk of her sedan.
When asked why she had pulled over, Ward said, “I’m drunk,” and the officer noted an odor of alcohol and that Ward’s speech was slurred and her eyes were bloodshot and watery, according to the report. When she exited ….MORE