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   Boulder Colorado's sole DUI enforcement officer arrested for... You got it, DUI.. Fark: She's second Boulder cop arrested for DUI this month

11 Dec 2012 02:07 PM   |   5968 clicks   |   CBS4Denver - KCNC
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The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
Why would you have a DUI enforcement officer? It looks like a regular old cop can bust someone for DUI.

11 Dec 2012 12:31 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  

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.

11 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  
A cop got arrested? She must have pissed someone off.

11 Dec 2012 12:52 PM
2xhelix    [TotalFark]  
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.

11 Dec 2012 12:59 PM
gilatrout     
Mall crawl

11 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
moothemagiccow     
So what you're saying is there's a rat in Boulder

11 Dec 2012 02:09 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
You said DUI twice. You must *like* DUI.

11 Dec 2012 02:09 PM
2KanZam     
FTA "According to a police report, Ward, 36, was driving..."


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

11 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
LarryDan43     
Drunk and high if the picture is to be believed.

11 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
Dixon Cider     
Assholes will give you a DUI for riding a mtn bike after a few beers!!

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

11 Dec 2012 02:12 PM
OnlyM3     
charges dismissed in 3...2...

// anyone remember that 100mph officer in florida?

11 Dec 2012 02:15 PM
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

11 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
Stephen_Falken     
I'M MOVING TO BOULDER

11 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
mark12A     
It's good to be the cop....

11 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
Macular Degenerate     
Tough drunk driving laws are great, until the people who make and enforce the laws start falling victim. ZERO TOLERANCE.

/farkwad legislators

11 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
I like the "drunk guy gets DUI while driving lawn mower" stories better.

11 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

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.

11 Dec 2012 02:43 PM
trippdogg     
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

11 Dec 2012 02:48 PM
ITGreen    [TotalFark]  
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.

11 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
Smeggy Smurf     

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.

11 Dec 2012 03:03 PM
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.

11 Dec 2012 03:04 PM
browntimmy     

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.

11 Dec 2012 03:15 PM
Farker Soze     
Wait, if she was the sole enforcer, then she arrested herself?

11 Dec 2012 03:26 PM
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.

11 Dec 2012 03:41 PM
Pav     
So she arrested herself?

11 Dec 2012 03:49 PM
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?

11 Dec 2012 03:56 PM
PiffMan420     

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.

11 Dec 2012 04:00 PM
lizyrd     

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.

11 Dec 2012 04:03 PM
SearchN    [TotalFark]  

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.

11 Dec 2012 04:08 PM
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11 Dec 2012 04:15 PM
hamsack     
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.

11 Dec 2012 04:18 PM
HST's Dead Carcass    [TotalFark]  

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.

11 Dec 2012 04:39 PM
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.

11 Dec 2012 05:06 PM
bmwericus     
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.

11 Dec 2012 05:29 PM
ReverendJynxed     
So she's getting promoted right?

11 Dec 2012 05:30 PM
elchupacabra     

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.

11 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
BlackMtnMan     
Nobody with an IQ above a toilet seat in Colorado gives a flying fark what goes on in Boulder....Freek City USA.

11 Dec 2012 06:22 PM
buzzkill037     

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!!!???!?!??!

11 Dec 2012 06:37 PM
martid4    [TotalFark]  

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.

11 Dec 2012 06:46 PM
Gleeman     
Well it is Colorado, you have to do something to keep busy.

11 Dec 2012 07:02 PM
GoldDude     
Sometimes to catch criminals, you have to think and act like criminals.
So now, how would a DUI enforcement officer catch DUI drivers?

11 Dec 2012 07:53 PM
pmdgrwr     
Nothing more classy than a hypocrite. I would expect nothing less than that from a alcohol drinker.

11 Dec 2012 08:21 PM
Happy Hours     

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.

11 Dec 2012 09:33 PM
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.

11 Dec 2012 09:54 PM
Happy Hours     

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.

11 Dec 2012 10:35 PM
rka     

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."

11 Dec 2012 10:51 PM
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