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2 men claim to be victims of DUI scam
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2011 | Justin Berton

Posted on 03/13/2011 3:06:46 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

Looking back, David Dutcher realizes the gorgeous blonde who approached him through an online dating service came on too strong.

During their 2008 date at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Concord, Dutcher said the woman chugged shots of hard alcohol and punctuated each with a kiss to his lips.

After a second flirtatious woman showed up, the blonde told Dutcher, then a 46-year-old recent divorcee, that their night would continue if he followed the ladies home to join them in a hot tub.

Dutcher never got there - minutes after he left the restaurant, a Concord police officer pulled him over for drunken driving.

His arrest, and a 2007 case involving a Clayton man that The Chronicle reviewed, bear similarities to three drunken-driving stops referred to by a Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy who allegedly participated in them as "dirty DUIs" - setups intended to sully husbands embroiled in divorce proceedings.

All the cases trace back to the same private investigator - 49-year-old Christopher Butler of Concord, who was arrested last month along with a state narcotics agent, Norman Wielsch, and has been charged with stealing and dealing drugs.

The sheriff's deputy who allegedly called his arrests "dirty DUIs," 47-year-old Stephen Tanabe of Alamo, resigned from the department last week after being arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and an illegal assault rifle. He has not been charged and has not returned calls seeking comment.

In court, a prosecutor spelled out a scheme in which Butler, a former Antioch police officer, would hire attractive women to get investigative targets drunk. Then, the prosecutor said, Butler would work with his contacts in law enforcement to make sure the men were stopped as they drove under the influence.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crookedcops; cultureofcorruption; donutwatch; dwi; policestate; revenuetickets; sanfransicko; shakedownracket; thugswithabadge
Wonder if he would hire MADD members?
1 posted on 03/13/2011 3:06:48 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA
“Gee officer, are you sure that's a Breathalyzer ?"
2 posted on 03/13/2011 3:09:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Perdogg

“Classy Green-Eyed Blonde ?”


3 posted on 03/13/2011 3:10:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Second Amendment First

Ah, another example of our public servants at work...

So why do we continue to enlarge the criminal justice system? More cops. More judges. More prosecutors. It’s really quit a racket.

Just another example of how the institutional integrity of the law enforcement complex has lost the trust of the people.


4 posted on 03/13/2011 3:12:07 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: Second Amendment First
After a "second" flirtatious woman showed up

At this point, my BS radar would have been ringing loud and clear...

5 posted on 03/13/2011 3:13:46 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: John123

When you are drunk, you think you can be this “deserving”.


6 posted on 03/13/2011 3:17:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Second Amendment First
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Now David, let's be quite honest here.

You've looked in the mirror enough times in your life to have a pretty good grasp on the fact that those Dear Penthouse moments never, ever happen to guys like you.

7 posted on 03/13/2011 3:17:17 PM PDT by digger48
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To: DariusBane

Clearly you are a fool. The work - hard work mind you - of the agents of the government is intended to rescue the citizens from their own misdeeds. The notion of the “individual” with his or her “rights” is a fallacy. The important thing to remember is that SUBMISSION is best, no matter the context.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 3:19:30 PM PDT by golux
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To: Second Amendment First
In the Clayton arrest, the decoy who went drinking with the man confirmed to The Chronicle that she had been working for Butler. Both sources asked that their names not be used, saying they feared they could be the victims of reprisals.

Like what? Being arrested for participating in this scam?

9 posted on 03/13/2011 3:19:58 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: digger48

I can’t see him in a hot tub....
let me rephrase.....I don’t want to visualize him in a hot tub.


10 posted on 03/13/2011 3:20:51 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: DariusBane
So why do we continue to enlarge the criminal justice system? More cops. More judges. More prosecutors. It’s really quit a racket.

More cops + more prosecutors + more laws = more crime and more revenues to build more prisons and buy units for cops to ride around in looking for perps. Got it?

It's called empire building and the Law Enforcement Community is one of the largest empires of all. Other empires are: Entitlements, Health, Transportation, Defense, and of course Education. They are being unionized to accommodate more "workers" suckling off the system. Got it?

Resist while we still can!

11 posted on 03/13/2011 3:23:39 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a fraud. The founders gave us the tool of impeachment for a reason.)
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To: Rapscallion

Too late


12 posted on 03/13/2011 3:27:45 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Second Amendment First

But...........if the ex spouse isn’t the PI’s employer, who is????
That’s the 25M question........


13 posted on 03/13/2011 3:27:58 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Second Amendment First

There is a part of me that firmly believes people who impose and manipulate and inflict themselves on you in an effort to entrap you and cause harm to you are fair targets to be hunted down and dispatched with extreme prejudice ... like the jackals they are. It may be illegal to do so, but it is certainly just.


14 posted on 03/13/2011 3:29:54 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: yldstrk

There’s a lawyer up in there somewhere. Arms length, employed by the ex, imho.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 3:32:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Second Amendment First

I will go out on a limb here and say this guy is responsible for his own behavior regardless of the women. Unethical? Probably. Entrapment? No..


16 posted on 03/13/2011 3:33:03 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Second Amendment First
After a second flirtatious woman showed up, the blonde told Dutcher, then a 46-year-old recent divorcee, that their night would continue if he followed the ladies home to join them in a hot tub.

Wow, this is frightening, since this sort of thing happens to me nearly every day. The hot young chicks always flock to an aging, greying, somewhat overweight dude.

17 posted on 03/13/2011 3:33:32 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Second Amendment First

His “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” detector should have been going off like a Drudge Siren!


18 posted on 03/13/2011 3:36:47 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: spodefly
Read Unintended Consequences by John Ross.
19 posted on 03/13/2011 3:36:53 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: RegulatorCountry; yldstrk
Three weeks after Dutcher's arrest, his ex-wife's lawyer, San Ramon family law attorney Mary Nolan, filed an emergency motion in court seeking to discuss Dutcher's visitation hours with his three children, according to court records. Nolan wrote that she had inadvertently learned of Dutcher's drunken-driving episode and wanted to make the court aware of his run-in with the law.

Inadvertent my ass.

20 posted on 03/13/2011 3:42:47 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First
...the woman chugged shots of hard alcohol and punctuated each with a kiss to his lips.

So I have to stop kissing loose, drunk women? I dunno. That would be a huge lifestyle change...

21 posted on 03/13/2011 3:59:59 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Hell hath no fury toward men quite like an unscrupulous, man-hating lesbian divorce attorney, imho. There’s a mad rush to retain one just like that in town whenever there’s a prominent divorce. The women, to put the screws to their soon-to-be ex. The men, to take that possibility off the table, because they certainly don’t expect to be represented with quite the same level of zest.


22 posted on 03/13/2011 3:59:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Cementjungle
Wow, this is frightening, since this sort of thing happens to me nearly every day. The hot young chicks always flock to an aging, greying, somewhat overweight dude.

This poor schlub looks like an overweight Cindy Sheehan with slightly more testosterone. You'd think he'd have a clue that something dishonest was afoot. I guess alcohol works both ways as far as delusions about physical attractiveness. What would you call inverse beer goggles?

23 posted on 03/13/2011 4:05:47 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: digger48

No kidding. This reminds me of the “trailer park prostitute” sting a few years back. The ‘john’ said he should have known something was fishy because the girl had all of her teeth!


24 posted on 03/13/2011 4:11:19 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Rapscallion

The only “empire” I like is Defense. We can just keep that “over there”.

In fact I like the idea of a huge navy. So it’s off shore.


25 posted on 03/13/2011 4:11:50 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: RegulatorCountry
This poor schlub looks like an overweight Cindy Sheehan with slightly more testosterone. You'd think he'd have a clue that something dishonest was afoot. I guess alcohol works both ways as far as delusions about physical attractiveness. What would you call inverse beer goggles?

Even when I was at my peak, probably late 20's, it always took some doing for me to convince girls to come home with me to frolic in the hottub. Not that it happened often... a few times though.

26 posted on 03/13/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: fieldmarshaldj

LOL - A blast from the past.


27 posted on 03/13/2011 4:30:33 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Rabid dogs need killing; Ugly dogs need love, or failing that the occasional bone.)
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To: goseminoles

“Ya’ can’t cheat an honest man.”
(The Flim-flam man)


28 posted on 03/13/2011 4:40:40 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Cementjungle

I had a misspent youth myself that lingered into my thirties, so I’ve had a little past exposure to such things to live down and repent. Don’t do it any more and seldom drink other than wine with dinner or an occasional mixed drink with friends.

But, when I was in that sort of environment frequently, if a real knockout I’d only met that night came on that strong and an equally knockout “friend” turned up and proposed going back to their place, the first thing that would have entered my mind would have been “prostitute.” The second would be that they were going to rob me. Red flags all over the place. Check the womens’ backgrounds and you might just find something along these lines, imho.


29 posted on 03/13/2011 4:41:15 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: digger48

lol


30 posted on 03/13/2011 4:43:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RegulatorCountry
The second would be that they were going to rob me. Red flags all over the place.

Actually, the robbery angle would have been my first thought. Yeah, my spidey sense would have been tingling for sure.

31 posted on 03/13/2011 4:45:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Second Amendment First

This one has psycho-bitch ex-wife written all over it.

I am sure ex-wifey received the news of her former husband’s arrest whilst “entertaining” her next meal ticket.


32 posted on 03/13/2011 4:52:53 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: Rapscallion
As if the “War on Drugs” wasn't bad enough, this “not a drop” while driving is just another way to create big, fat, cushy government jobs complete with unions, pensions, health care and collective bargaining rights.
33 posted on 03/13/2011 5:46:21 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The less I say, the more I'm right...)
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To: Second Amendment First

Ma, to be a law enforcement officer.

Possession of drugs AND an illegal firearm and NOT BE CHARGED.

Sweet-ass deal. Some are more equal than others. That is for damn sure.


34 posted on 03/13/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Actually, the robbery angle would have been my first thought. Yeah, my spidey sense would have been tingling for sure.

A friend in the 60’s (looked just like Bosephus) was invited by a couple of cuties to go get “blown away”. He thought they wanted to get high. They took him out into the country and shot him a couple of times, left him for dead. He survived and crawled to a road. Never caught the broads.


35 posted on 03/13/2011 6:18:34 PM PDT by TStro
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