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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Drunk driving is never cool, especially if you're a state trooper on duty   (suntimes.com) divider line 50
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2010-03-22 08:11:32 PM  
"It was unclear whether Nolan was on duty at the time of the arrest"

reading comprehension, subby

get some!
 
2010-03-22 08:31:37 PM  
calbert: "It was unclear whether Nolan was on duty at the time of the arrest"

reading comprehension, subby

get some!


When they say something like that, the dude was definitely on duty. If he wasn't on duty, they would have clearly stated it.
 
2010-03-22 09:52:50 PM  
With all those piss-drunk bogans out there, who can blame those boys in blue for tossing back a few well earned beers. After all, it is thirsty work.

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2010-03-23 01:59:19 AM  
dj_bigbird: When they say something like that, the dude was definitely on duty. If he wasn't on duty, they would have clearly stated it.

And the fact he was uniformed in a marked car.
 
2010-03-23 02:03:13 AM  
Cops have some of the highest rates of alcoholism than other professions, so this is not all that surprising. It is kind of surprising that it is a Colorado state trooper as they have considerable less stress than police in large cities.
 
2010-03-23 02:05:12 AM  
He was just practicing. How else would he have known what to look for?
 
2010-03-23 02:06:21 AM  
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2010-03-23 02:11:21 AM  
But was he in hot pursuit of himself? And did he get to Tase himself?

These are the really critical questions in a story like this. For a real good drunk cop story, he needs to have dragged himself out of his cruiser and beaten himself to a pulp.
 
2010-03-23 02:16:40 AM  
It's time to order pizza and pop corn, yeehaw.
 
2010-03-23 02:17:29 AM  
Colorado law makes it illegal for anyone to have a firearm while intoxicated, sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Egnor said.

In Colorado they call it illegal. In Oklahoma they call it Saturday.
 
2010-03-23 02:19:53 AM  
calbert: "It was unclear whether Nolan was on duty at the time of the arrest"

reading comprehension, subby

get some!


Whether or not he was on the clock he was in full uniform and behind the wheel of a marked CSP cruiser.


Old news is so fun - I heard about this half a day ago from someone who told me the cop was "road-raging" down interstates.

Nice, eh?

If this were you or me driving down an interstate with a gun and trying to run people off the road or whatver exactly he was doing we'd have a couple of dozen charges facing us. This guy's got 2 (last I heard anyway).
 
2010-03-23 02:24:14 AM  
Drunk driving is never cool...


Thats not true, I did it Friday night and it really was fun, exciting and cool.
 
2010-03-23 02:27:17 AM  
Dil Doe: Colorado law makes it illegal for anyone to have a firearm while intoxicated, sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Egnor said.

In Colorado they call it illegal. In Oklahoma they call it Saturday.


The laws are getting pretty crazy. What is the legal definition of "intoxicated" when it comes to "have a firearm"?

Does that mean anyone who has a gun in their house may not legally become "intoxicated"?

That would present a Catch-22 for many people. Do I choose between guns or the booze?

I imagine many heads asploding over that quandary.

But it's a ridiculous proposition just as many DUI laws are.

I is too drunks to draighv rites now, but if I were to suddenly remember that I left my cigarettes in my car which is parked on the street in front of my home and went to get them and the wrong cop saw me I could go downtown for DUI. By possessing the keys I was in control of that vehicle and I could drive it.

I think it's best to make sure I'm well armed before I go get that pack of cigarettes.

Wish me and the cops luck. I hope no one gets hurt.
 
2010-03-23 02:28:43 AM  
420666: Drunk driving is never cool...


Thats not true, I did it Friday night and it really was fun, exciting and cool.


P.J. O'Rourke agrees. How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink (new window)
 
2010-03-23 02:58:54 AM  
Vampire_Blues: bogans

I have nothing to add, but I love this word. :D
 
2010-03-23 02:59:30 AM  
Dolan was on his way from his home station in Colorado Springs to the State Patrol training academy in the west Denver suburb of Golden, Wolfinbarger said. He said he didn't know what business Dolan had at the academy.
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/clicks
 
2010-03-23 03:50:35 AM  
how drunk does a cop have to be before another cop arrests him for DUI?
 
2010-03-23 03:57:27 AM  
RENO 9 1 1 comes to mind.
 
2010-03-23 04:18:26 AM  
The other cops need to drag his ass home, beat him till he shiats his pants, and leave him on the porch.

Game over.
 
2010-03-23 04:48:14 AM  
mud_shark: calbert: "It was unclear whether Nolan was on duty at the time of the arrest"

reading comprehension, subby

get some!

Whether or not he was on the clock he was in full uniform and behind the wheel of a marked CSP cruiser.


Old news is so fun - I heard about this half a day ago from someone who told me the cop was "road-raging" down interstates.

Nice, eh?

If this were you or me driving down an interstate with a gun and trying to run people off the road or whatver exactly he was doing we'd have a couple of dozen charges facing us. This guy's got 2 (last I heard anyway).


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I am shocked and amazed that he was charged at all instead of given a warning not to get caught again.
 
2010-03-23 05:05:22 AM  
Giant Clown Shoe: how drunk does a cop have to be before another cop arrests him for DUI?

Must have been completely farked up because swine don't turn on other swine.
 
2010-03-23 06:19:20 AM  
Lack of professional courtesy?
 
2010-03-23 06:52:32 AM  
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Look at him. That guy, living in Colorado Springs, doing that job. This incident just screams something psychotic, gay, and Christian.
 
2010-03-23 07:13:02 AM  
Hop-Frog: The other cops need to drag his ass home, beat him till he shiats his pants, and leave him on the porch.

Game over.


Unlike other professions, cops tend to "Close Ranks" and do what they can to protect their screw-ups, even when it's goddamn obvious their colleague is guilty (video evidence?)

One of the reasons why I think less of them as human beings and more of a necessary evil.
 
2010-03-23 07:22:58 AM  
Do you know why I pulled you over? No? Huh. Me neither. Oh I know. You got any beer? No? How about something that mixes with Jack Daniels. (Holds up halp empty bottle of JD) I can share. Oh is that a Del Fuegos tape? Cool.
 
2010-03-23 07:31:52 AM  
At 7:00 am. I told you he was hardcore.
 
2010-03-23 07:42:25 AM  
mud_shark:

Old news is so fun - I heard about this half a day ago from someone who told me the cop was "road-raging" down interstates.


I didn't realize that half a day was considered old news!
 
2010-03-23 07:44:13 AM  
media3.washingtonpost.com

I come from a long line of law enforcement people. Grand daddy was a night watchman out at the lead smelter. Had that job for fifty years and no one ever stole an ounce of lead from that place. My daddy was the first Security Specialist at the Cross Corners Mall. Enforced the peace there for 20 years before they promoted him to parking lot patrol. Used to let me ride with him when he did his patrols.

It's not all about enforcing the law. We helped people. People whose car wouldn't start, back then we'd call the tow truck for 'em. Nowadays, they just use they cellular phones. When the Japanese bought the place in the 80's, they let daddy go. That just broke his heart. Momma found him in the garage in his uniform. The motor of his Cushman Patroller was still running. The coroner said it probably took that two cylinder motor three hours to produce enough CO2 to kill him.

So that's a lot of heritage behind this here badge. Sure, I'm the first one that's allowed to carry a gun and go over 20 miles per hour so I have to be the best possible. Sure I have a nip of two. It's cold out on the highway. But I never let it impair my judgment, okay?

So, do you remember what I pulled you over for?
 
2010-03-23 07:56:25 AM  
The penalty for drunk driving should equal the penalty for driving while talking on a cell phone. But because of the perceived lack of morality associated with alcohol, it never will.
 
2010-03-23 08:03:24 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie

One of the reasons why I think less of them as human beings and more of a necessary evil.

With all due respect, I don't consider law enforcement officers all that "necessary" but certainly evil. To wit, private security agencies like Pinkerton can do the job for half the cost, and you get an officer who actually knows how to use his sidearm. Moreover, the guard will actually spend his time patrolling your neighborhood rather than gorging himself in a donut shop or hiding at the bottom of a hill waiting to catch middle aged housewives going five over.
 
2010-03-23 08:07:19 AM  
sofarfromshore.com

Not cool, dude.
 
2010-03-23 08:18:42 AM  
Video (pops)
 
2010-03-23 08:25:37 AM  
I got this thing ... and its golden.....
 
2010-03-23 08:32:15 AM  
Drunk driving is sometimes cool. Like when you're at the bar and need to get home.

/haven't caught me yet!
 
2010-03-23 08:47:49 AM  
dj_bigbird: calbert: "It was unclear whether Nolan was on duty at the time of the arrest"

reading comprehension, subby

get some!

When they say something like that, the dude was definitely on duty. If he wasn't on duty, they would have clearly stated it.


They're always on duty. At least, that's what they tell you when it's convenient for them somehow. Ought to be true 24/7 then.
 
2010-03-23 08:52:27 AM  
Possessing weapons grade plutonium seems to be a lesser offense then driving while under the influence. And if it's illegal to posses a firearm when under the influence what is a person to do? Should they just hand their firearm to some stranger on the street and arrange to meet them some where the next day to recover it?

Stupid laws remain stupid.
 
2010-03-23 08:54:04 AM  
First ticket I ever got was from a piss drunk cop in an unmarked car. I sped up to get around him as he weaved back and forth from the median to the curb.

/uncool story, bro
 
2010-03-23 09:27:26 AM  
That's a pretty stressful job, I say go for it.
 
2010-03-23 09:27:58 AM  
Harry Freakstorm:

Good stuff!
 
2010-03-23 09:31:22 AM  
Ha Ha! Busted in his patrol car.

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2010-03-23 10:02:16 AM  
If cops are among the professions with the highest rate of alcoholism, does that just mean the job is stressful? Could it also mean that people who think it's a good idea to become a cop are also the sort who discover that they get comfort from a bottle?

/Serious question here. No snark intended.
//alcoholic
 
2010-03-23 10:03:06 AM  
Lots of FAIL here.
This dude is busted.
What makes me angry is how no matter what a cop does wrong they ALWAYS get paid leave.
 
2010-03-23 10:09:24 AM  
Giant Clown Shoe: how drunk does a cop have to be before another cop arrests him for DUI?

This.

I'm really surprised this is seeing the light of day. What with the brotherhood and all.

/dashcam vids get lost, or stop recording for funny reasons ya know.
 
2010-03-23 10:15:31 AM  
litespeed74: Lots of FAIL here.
This dude is busted.
What makes me angry is how no matter what a cop does wrong they ALWAYS get paid leave.


pretty sure they said this guy is on UNPAID leave. It's still leave though - he should be fired, tried and incarcerated.
 
2010-03-23 10:53:00 AM  
mud_shark: litespeed74: Lots of FAIL here.
This dude is busted.
What makes me angry is how no matter what a cop does wrong they ALWAYS get paid leave.

pretty sure they said this guy is on UNPAID leave. It's still leave though - he should be fired, tried and incarcerated.


I agree. I can't think of a single job that I've held where I wouldn't get fired for similar behavior. Of course, i've always worked in the private, non-unionized sector as a low-ranking peon. I suspect cops occupy a higher caste...
 
2010-03-23 12:12:24 PM  
trentrockport 2010-03-23 08:03:24 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie

One of the reasons why I think less of them as human beings and more of a necessary evil.

With all due respect, I don't consider law enforcement officers all that "necessary" but certainly evil. To wit, private security agencies like Pinkerton can do the job for half the cost, and you get an officer who actually knows how to use his sidearm. Moreover, the guard will actually spend his time patrolling your neighborhood rather than gorging himself in a donut shop or hiding at the bottom of a hill waiting to catch middle aged housewives going five over.




I don't know if this is just my experience, but every single security guard I've ever known is either a ex-con, or else currently a criminal.
You have more to fear from "security" people than actual burglars breaking and entering.
 
2010-03-23 01:09:45 PM  
softshoes: Giant Clown Shoe: how drunk does a cop have to be before another cop arrests him for DUI?

This.

I'm really surprised this is seeing the light of day. What with the brotherhood and all.

/dashcam vids get lost, or stop recording for funny reasons ya know.


well...i have to say that most police officers take drunk driving more serious than those who don't see the horrible wrecks on a regular basis. i've known some pretty idiotic officers, those who do a lot of 'favors' when it comes to their police friends...but they wouldn't tolerate an officer driving drunk off duty, never the less ON duty or en route to be on duty.
that's just not cool. its not one of the things you would dare involve yourself with by covering for someone over.

and just fyi, the reason police officers are given paid leave before they're fired or reprimanded or whatever is because they are protected by civil service guidelines. the city/county/state that employs them is just covering their *ss by putting them on administrative leave while they make 110% sure that they're in the right before they fire an officer. wrongfully firing an officer or firing them and making a mistake in their investigative process opens the door for the officer to sue the law enforcement agency, win a nice fat settlement, AND get their job back.

as unfortunate as it is, police are often exposed to complaints or accusations that come about only because the person was arrested or ticketed by the officer. retribution...etc. not saying that a lot of the complaints aren't valid, but in my almost 10 year career i had many frivolous, fictitious complaints towards me...simply because the people were mad that they got arrested or that i gave them a ticket.

/steps down off soapbox
//this officer should serve jail time and be fired for being drunk in uniform/in the squad car
///tsk tsk
 
2010-03-23 03:44:56 PM  
dj_bigbird: calbert: "It was unclear whether Nolan was on duty at the time of the arrest"

reading comprehension, subby

get some!

When they say something like that, the dude was definitely on duty. If he wasn't on duty, they would have clearly stated it.


Agreed.
 
2010-03-23 07:41:38 PM  
doubled99: trentrockport 2010-03-23 08:03:24 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie

One of the reasons why I think less of them as human beings and more of a necessary evil.

With all due respect, I don't consider law enforcement officers all that "necessary" but certainly evil. To wit, private security agencies like Pinkerton can do the job for half the cost, and you get an officer who actually knows how to use his sidearm. Moreover, the guard will actually spend his time patrolling your neighborhood rather than gorging himself in a donut shop or hiding at the bottom of a hill waiting to catch middle aged housewives going five over.



I don't know if this is just my experience, but every single security guard I've ever known is either a ex-con, or else currently a criminal.
You have more to fear from "security" people than actual burglars breaking and entering.


I've heard that, but the lady at the gate at a federal facility that I need to visit occasionally for work is just so nice that it's notable. (yes, private security firm) Guess there must be exceptions to every rule.

/don't meet the nice cops though
//probably because only dicks pull me over in the first place because I really am a decent, considerate driver
 
2010-03-23 10:29:12 PM  
Faillinois really needs a tag.
 
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