Pennsylvania: Philly cop busted for DUI after flattening tires and driving on rim; then he assaulted officers arresting him, says ABC 6
“I do not condone POFC Rabain’s decision to drive after consuming any amount of alcohol. While we will never know precisely what role alcohol played in this crash, the outcome is tragic. The excessive speed can not be ignored either. But we do know that in the final moments of his life, this young officer was committed to protecting the people of Prince George’s County,” said Chief Mark Magaw.
Hours before the crash, Abad had posted a photo on his Instagram page of three shot glasses filled with what he identified as “Jack Daniels Fire on the house.” Investigators have applied for a warrant to test Abad’s blood-alcohol level
Officers on duty who witnessed the March 4 incident wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests, according to a current and a former government official familiar with the incident. But the officers were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home, said these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive internal matter.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Ricard, a Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy was suspended immediately without pay until further notice. The Sheriff added that Ricard was off duty and in her personal vehicle at the time of this incident. Ricard was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
“It is fortunate that no one was injured in this incident. I am disappointed at the total disrespect of safety for the citizens of Tipton County, his son and other law enforcement officers displayed by Deputy Williamson. It is truly a sad day in light of this investigation and the allegations against Deputy Williamson. I requested the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate this matter and I will support the prosecution of any criminal activity to the fullest that is determined during their investigation. This type of conduct is never tolerated and is certainly not the standard of quality employees at the Sheriff’s Office. As always anytime we suspect misconduct or criminal violations by one of our employees, we will request it be investigated. I feel this is the only way to maintain the standards the citizens of Tipton County deserve and I demand at the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office.”
Georgia: Chattooga Sheriff Mark Schrader fired Deputy Donald Starkey following DUI crash – As of now he is charged with failure to maintain a single lane, failure to notify owner upon striking a fixed object and DUI. Donald’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office has been terminated. He was a very good deputy and shift supervisor. He was very dependable and a hard worker.
Colorado: Douglas County Sheriff Sgt. Michael Choi didn’t get his boss’s message about not driving DUI; busted for DUI
The first time Brian Simpkins was arrested on a charge of drunken driving — after ramming his Chevy pickup into a tree in Canton — he was just 19.
Simpkins is one of at least 30 Massachusetts law enforcement officials who have been charged with drunken driving while off-duty since the start of 2012, a Globe review has found. The crashes collectively killed three people and injured more than a half-dozen others.
Though some officers resigned or were placed on unpaid leave after the charges, a majority kept their jobs, sometimes after a short suspension.
The responding sheriff’s deputy reported Piedmont exhibited signs of alcohol consumption and refused to submit to a breath test. Piedmont told the deputy that he struck a parked vehicle while checking his cell phone for a message, according to the arrest report.
Piedmont was taken into custody without incident. In addition to DWI, he was charged with operating a motor vehicle while utilizing a mobile device and refusal to submit to a breath test