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  • Why would you have a DUI enforcement officer? It looks like a regular old cop can bust someone for DUI.

  • The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why would you have a DUI enforcement officer? It looks like a regular old cop can bust someone for DUI.


    Because MADD needs its muscle.

  • A cop got arrested? She must have pissed someone off.

  • Detective Scott Morris was arrested on Nov. 15. According to the police report, he was driving 76 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. Hwy. 36 near Middle Fork Road.
    Some of the arresting deputies recognized Morris, 40, from previous stops. They indicated in the report that he had been pulled over 44 times in the past several years.
    Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner was quoted in the Daily Camera, "Just one incident would have me concerned so having two is very concerning."


    One of your officers was let off the hook 44 farking times over several years and now you're concerned?  Sounds like Boulder needs to get a new police chief.

  • So what you're saying is there's a rat in Boulder

  • You said DUI twice. You must *like* DUI.

  • FTA "According to a police report, Ward, 36, was driving..."


    36!?!? Umm, yeah lets go with 36...

  • Drunk and high if the picture is to be believed.

  • Assholes will give you a DUI for riding a mtn bike after a few beers!!

    Hope she gets "pound her bagel flat" Federal time!!

  • charges dismissed in 3...2...

    // anyone remember that 100mph officer in florida?

  • Fun facts:
    More than 1 in 5 people in Colorado have DUI/DWAI offenses
    CO legal limit is actually .05
    Having a DUI/DWAI is grounds for you to be refused entry into Canada, even if you work there

  • It's good to be the cop....

  • Tough drunk driving laws are great, until the people who make and enforce the laws start falling victim. ZERO TOLERANCE.

    /farkwad legislators

  • I like the "drunk guy gets DUI while driving lawn mower" stories better.

  • 2KanZam: FTA "According to a police report, Ward, 36, was driving..."


    36!?!? Umm, yeah lets go with 36...


    Around the waist, maybe.
    She looks 50.

  • You people have never heard of research? To catch a drunk driver you need to be able to think like a drunk driver.

    /priest porn defense

  • Second to Florida, I swear Boulder and the surrounding area makes it onto Fark more than anywhere else.

    Maybe it's just the fact that I live here.

  • Offender: Fun facts:
    More than 1 in 5 people in Colorado have DUI/DWAI offenses
    CO legal limit is actually .05
    Having a DUI/DWAI is grounds for you to be refused entry into Canada, even if you work there


    After 5 years you can pay a several hundred dollar fee if you have one conviction and get in. 2 and you can forget it. You can't afford the fee even after waiting the 10 years and kissing ass.

  • ITGreen: Second to Florida, I swear Boulder and the surrounding area makes it onto Fark more than anywhere else.

    Maybe it's just the fact that I live here.


    I've lived in a few states and two countries now and Boulder is a special mix of crazy, IMHO.

    I'd still take it over Greely, but that's not saying a lot.

  • ITGreen: Second to Florida, I swear Boulder and the surrounding area makes it onto Fark more than anywhere else.

    Maybe it's just the fact that I live here.


    It's not just you. For a town that size, I've often wondered why the hell I hear about Boulder, Colorado as much as I do.

  • Wait, if she was the sole enforcer, then she arrested herself?

  • Farker Soze: Wait, if she was the sole enforcer, then she arrested herself?


    I'm bored, so I'll bite. A cop with arrest authority can make an arrest without being attached to that crime's specific "task force." A detective assigned to homicide can still bust you if he catches you with dope.

    The only thing unusual about this story is how quick a fellow officer turned her in after she voluntarily pulled herself over and was likely trying to sober up. A lot of cops would have let that slide.

  • So she arrested herself?

  • Offender: Fun facts:
    More than 1 in 5 people in Colorado have DUI/DWAI offenses
    CO legal limit is actually .05
    Having a DUI/DWAI is grounds for you to be refused entry into Canada, even if you work there


    .05 for the legal limit? That's equal to, maybe, one beer an hour. That's probably depending weight and what you've eaten too.

    Why so low? I always thought the standard was .08?

  • 2xhelix: Detective Scott Morris was arrested on Nov. 15. According to the police report, he was driving 76 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. Hwy. 36 near Middle Fork Road.
    Some of the arresting deputies recognized Morris, 40, from previous stops. They indicated in the report that he had been pulled over 44 times in the past several years.
    Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner was quoted in the Daily Camera, "Just one incident would have me concerned so having two is very concerning."

    One of your officers was let off the hook 44 farking times over several years and now you're concerned?  Sounds like Boulder needs to get a new police chief.


    44 times? That's either one hell of an over zealous police force, or somebody obviously getting let off.

  • Mugato: A cop got arrested? She must have pissed someone off.


    Police officers have a lot of discretion in the performance of their duties. It can mean getting pulled over for doing 80 in a 65 and having the ticket written up for 70 because the officer doesn't want the driver to face the reckless driving charge. It can mean a verbal warning for rolling through a stop sign, or confiscating a kid's pot and giving him a scare instead of arresting him. Fellow police officers may be given a little more leeway, but I know I've been let off easy once or twice when the cop could have chosen to be a real hardass.

    DUI has become non-negotiable in most places. Cops would be taking a big risk if they let drunk drivers go, even if it's another cop.

  • The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why would you have a DUI enforcement officer? It looks like a regular old cop can bust someone for DUI.


    I'm guessing it has to do with the student population and the large amount of bars located within walking distance of campus. Boulder PD annoys the shiat out of me.

    The Boulder Sheriffs on the other hand are pretty decent.

  • The arresting officer may not have had a choice what with the dash cams and recording devices and such.

    / its nice to see the shoe on the other foot once in a while.

  • Offender: Fun facts:
    More than 1 in 5 people in Colorado have DUI/DWAI offenses
    CO legal limit is actually .05
    Having a DUI/DWAI is grounds for you to be refused entry into Canada, even if you work there


    You NEVER hear of cops doing anything wrong in Colorado Springs as there is a standing media gag order on everything with the police. In the rare instances that the media is made aware it's because the Police Department has hung the officer out to dry (the pedo officer being a perfect example), but the Police Department here regularly has out of court settlements or closed records on court cases they deal with because the cops over way overzealous. It's only when they mix it up with someone that has the money for a real attorney that issues arise, but generally they all abuse their powers and stick up for each other.

    I've gotten drunk with the Colorado Springs DUI Task Force. They regularly get escorted home by squad cars. I've known multiple members of the local Police Department, and those that are no longer on the force all agree it's corrupt as fark. Those still on the force enjoy the benefits of being on the force as being damn near above the law.

  • bearcats1983: Offender: Fun facts:
    More than 1 in 5 people in Colorado have DUI/DWAI offenses
    CO legal limit is actually .05
    Having a DUI/DWAI is grounds for you to be refused entry into Canada, even if you work there

    .05 for the legal limit? That's equal to, maybe, one beer an hour. That's probably depending weight and what you've eaten too.

    Why so low? I always thought the standard was .08?


    .05 will get you a driving while ability impaired, .08 is the DUI level.

  • Ironically, the Boulder City Council is worried enough about legalized pot to want to outright ban all sales in Boulder.

    The irony aught to be enough to create a black hole.

  • So she's getting promoted right?

  • lamric: bearcats1983: Offender: Fun facts:
    More than 1 in 5 people in Colorado have DUI/DWAI offenses
    CO legal limit is actually .05
    Having a DUI/DWAI is grounds for you to be refused entry into Canada, even if you work there

    .05 for the legal limit? That's equal to, maybe, one beer an hour. That's probably depending weight and what you've eaten too.

    Why so low? I always thought the standard was .08?

    .05 will get you a driving while ability impaired, .08 is the DUI level.


    ... And as a bonus, cops can spend their time chasing "might be drunk" drivers while avoiding having to actually chase real criminals.

  • Nobody with an IQ above a toilet seat in Colorado gives a flying fark what goes on in Boulder....Freek City USA.

  • Fark_Guy_Rob: ITGreen: Second to Florida, I swear Boulder and the surrounding area makes it onto Fark more than anywhere else.

    Maybe it's just the fact that I live here.

    I've lived in a few states and two countries now and Boulder is a special mix of crazy, IMHO.

    I'd still take it over Greely, but that's not saying a lot.


    Moving to greeley... WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!???!?!??!

  • freeforever: Farker Soze: Wait, if she was the sole enforcer, then she arrested herself?

    I'm bored, so I'll bite. A cop with arrest authority can make an arrest without being attached to that crime's specific "task force." A detective assigned to homicide can still bust you if he catches you with dope.

    The only thing unusual about this story is how quick a fellow officer turned her in after she voluntarily pulled herself over and was likely trying to sober up. A lot of cops would have let that slide.


    She should have offered some butt secks.

  • Well it is Colorado, you have to do something to keep busy.

  • Sometimes to catch criminals, you have to think and act like criminals.
    So now, how would a DUI enforcement officer catch DUI drivers?

  • Nothing more classy than a hypocrite. I would expect nothing less than that from a alcohol drinker.

  • lamric: .05 will get you a driving while ability impaired, .08 is the DUI level.


    Have you ever been arrested for DWAI?

    I haven't but a friend of mine was. He had donated blood in the morning and had a couple of beers after work. Before his trial he had to attend drunk classes just so he could keep his license.

    DWAI is treated more seriously than DWI was when I first got my driver's license.

    Have fun people - and don't drive like an asshole.

  • elchupacabra: ... And as a bonus, cops can spend their time chasing "might be drunk" drivers while avoiding having to actually chase real criminals.


    Colorado is always interested in driver $afety.

  • lamric: elchupacabra: ... And as a bonus, cops can spend their time chasing "might be drunk" drivers while avoiding having to actually chase real criminals.

    Colorado is always interested in driver $afety.


    Not really - I've been pulled over twice in Colorado. The first time the cop could have written me at least 3 tickets and he probably could have made a case for DWAI. As a bonus I had flipped him off (didn't realize he was a cop).

    He gave me a speeding ticket and a short lecture instead. If it were all about money, he would have written every ticket he could think of. And if he just wanted to get back at me for flipping him off, he would have too.

    The other time I got pulled over was by the feds (Rocky Mountain National Park). Yeah, that was total bullshiat IMO but I guess it wasn't complete and total bullshiat because I was speeding. Different jurisdiction though - federal, not state.

    Plenty of other Colorado State Troopers have seen me speed. I guess they were waiting for someone going faster. Or maybe they were just lazy. Or maybe it's not all about the money.

  • lamric: elchupacabra: ... And as a bonus, cops can spend their time chasing "might be drunk" drivers while avoiding having to actually chase real criminals.

    Colorado is always interested in driver $afety.


    I got pulled over doing 85 on I-25 north up by the the US-36 exchange. Cop goes back to write the ticket, comes back and says..

    "I made a typo on the ticket., but I hate making corrections on my tickets. Looks sloppy. So I tore it up. Slow down in the future and have a nice night."

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