Skip to comments.2 men claim to be victims of DUI scam
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.
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“Classy Green-Eyed Blonde ?”
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.
At this point, my BS radar would have been ringing loud and clear...
When you are drunk, you think you can be this “deserving”.
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.
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.
Like what? Being arrested for participating in this scam?
I can’t see him in a hot tub....
let me rephrase.....I don’t want to visualize him in a hot tub.
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!
But...........if the ex spouse isn’t the PI’s employer, who is????
That’s the 25M question........
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.
There’s a lawyer up in there somewhere. Arms length, employed by the ex, imho.
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..
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.
His “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” detector should have been going off like a Drudge Siren!
Inadvertent my ass.