Thursday, April 1, 2010
I just read the article “State trooper arrested on DUI charges in Douglas Co.,” by the Denver Post about a state trooper that was drinking and driving. We all have that cliché excuse that everyone makes mistakes, but essentially a police officer that is doing what he is supposedly arresting other people for? There are plenty of stupid people that drink and drive, but a state trooper? This man is supposed to be pulling other stupid people over, I don’t understand how he is making the same mistake they are. A 21- year veteran should know a lot better and not be in that situation in the first place. I was even more surprised by the fact that he was on the job. He wasn’t arrested in his own car, or on his own time. He was arrested on duty, in a patrol car. What does a patrol car that is swerving all over the street say about Colorado police? It says that either they are just as dumb as the people they are pulling over, or they don’t know a good policeman from a bad one. This is embarrassing for Colorado. We need to higher the grade of our troopers. I just cant believe that a state trooper would drink and drive when he knows as well as anyone what can happen.