Skip to comments.Watch out, Denver! Cop reinstated after 143 mph drunken joyride
Posted on 05/24/2012 4:00:13 AM PDT by servo1969
A troubled Denver police officer has been reinstated after a three-member panel of the citys Civil Service Commission overturned his termination for driving 143 miles per hour while drunk.
Derrick Saunders was arrested on June 17, 2010 for cruising 88 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. He had a .089 blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest.
This wasnt the officers first run-in with the law. Since he was hired by the police force in 2007, other felonious allegations against Saunders include brandishing a gun to scare McDonalds employees into working faster.
ABC 7 reports that in 2009, Saunders, then assigned to securing Denver International Airport, grew impatient while waiting for his order at the fast food restaurant. He allegedly pulled a gun on employees when they failed to prepare his food with the utmost haste.
A jury acquitted Saunders of the gun-brandishing allegations in April 2010 one month before his undisputed high-speed joyride.
In canning Saunders, who pled guilty to drunk and reckless driving charges, city safety manager Alex Martinez wrote, The fact that you drove at this dangerous speed while your ability to drive was impaired by alcohol is shocking.
The three-member panel of the Civil Service Commission that reviewed Saunders case, however, decided that Martinez had failed to prove any extraordinary aggravation and also failed to consider mitigating factors.
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Send all the DUI cases to the civil service commission. See how they like it.
“I dont know what they used to catch him.”
No car/bike can out run Motorola!
” Now you might outrun my old Chevrolet but you can’t outrun my own two way”
Because he is union member and the civil service commission that investigated the charges is made up of current or former UNION MEMBERS.
Darwin’s law is self-limiting, but the laws he broke are there to protect the rest of us. The number of little roadside shrines to dead motorists I saw on I-25 from Denver south to the New Mexico border still haunts me.
Can you imagine yourself going ten miles over the speed limit and being pulled over by this clown?
I’d bet he writes tickets at 6-7mph over the limit, to make his quota for the revenue. Every driver should have the article in their car, and flash it at him, asking “Is this YOU, drunken clown with a badge?” That’d be good for a ticket, a clubbing and a hate crime charge, probably.
Lessee, Civil Service Commission = “Holder’s People”? $10 says probably so.
Wonderful. Now when this clown kills some innocent person the entire City of Denver will be on the fiscal hook for it.