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(Click Orlando)   Good: You're a deputy sheriff and you're on you way to a job. Bad: You're in uniform and you slam your patrol car into another patrol car. Really bad: You're busted for DUI   (clickorlando.com) divider line 78
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2013-06-20 09:38:46 AM  
This is ridiculous. I'm sure he didn't mean to hit the other car, and now he's had to suffer through all this embarrassment. Just put him back on active duty and give him a raise for the emotional stress he's endured.
 
2013-06-20 09:56:29 AM  
Gracias, Subby.
 
2013-06-20 10:46:41 AM  
Ok, help me out here schlubster.  I RTFA twice and I don't see where he hit another patrol car.  Unless the police are now using gold Toyotas.
 
2013-06-20 11:05:50 AM  
Close the thread.  Done in one.
 
2013-06-20 11:09:01 AM  
Throw the book at him.  Two weeks paid administrative leave!!!
 
2013-06-20 11:13:41 AM  
Guards. Have him thrown into the volcano. Then bring him to me.
 
2013-06-20 11:14:34 AM  
But but, the illegals are drunk drivers, Hispanics, the negros......taking our jobs...wait...NOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-06-20 11:19:00 AM  
Just one of the 10 or so bad apples getting in trouble again.  Nothing to see here.
 
2013-06-20 11:20:37 AM  
Had one friend who was a deputy sheriff.  He went to a cookout at the Sheriff's house, and drank a buncha beer.  On his way home another car clipped his, and he was found to have beer on his breath and was booked for DUI.

It did NOT go well for him.  No slap on the wrist, no administrative leave.  He was fired.  Then the local chapter of MADD got him in their gunsights.  They made his life a living hell for several years.

/not much of a CSB, but damned true
 
2013-06-20 11:23:52 AM  
I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.
 
2013-06-20 11:26:02 AM  

ransack.: I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.


Don't forget that for the rest of your life you are required by law to state that you are a criminal.

/heroes
 
2013-06-20 11:30:07 AM  
Wow, it takes some balls to fark with a sheriff around here, and yes as a cop. Northshore MA for anyone wondering.
 
2013-06-20 11:31:23 AM  
on me way to a job
 
2013-06-20 11:31:29 AM  

MayoSlather: This is ridiculous. I'm sure he didn't mean to hit the other car, and now he's had to suffer through all this embarrassment. Just put him back on active duty and give him a raise for the emotional stress he's endured.


Cops are human too. Even though they have special privileges they should never be held to a higher standard because they risk their lives every day protecting you from drunk drivers.
 
2013-06-20 11:32:51 AM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: Wow, it takes some balls to fark with a sheriff around here, and yes as a cop. Northshore MA for anyone wondering.


What are you talking about? Who was farking with the sheriff?
 
2013-06-20 11:35:39 AM  
Troopers arrested Meyer about two hours after the crash when he refused to take a field sobriety test.

So they gave him two hours to sober up, he refuses the breath test (buys him another hour or so), and he still blew a .13. It's nice that his buddies tried to help him out...
 
2013-06-20 11:36:03 AM  

ransack.: I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.


If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.
 
2013-06-20 11:38:13 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Troopers arrested Meyer about two hours after the crash when he refused to take a field sobriety test.

So they gave him two hours to sober up, he refuses the breath test (buys him another hour or so), and he still blew a .13. It's nice that his buddies tried to help him out...


He didn't refuse the breath test, he refused the "walk in a straight line heel to toe while I blast you in the face with my flashlight" test. Refusing a breath test is a crime itself, and they take your blood if you do it.
 
2013-06-20 11:39:28 AM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: Wow, it takes some balls to fark with a sheriff around here, and yes as a cop. Northshore MA for anyone wondering.


They're even tougher further north, in say, Maine.round Kennebunkport

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 11:40:11 AM  

thurstonxhowell: ransack.: I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.

If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.


He was off-duty at the time
 
2013-06-20 11:46:35 AM  

ransack.: If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.

He was off-duty at the time


Nobody said he was on-duty...The poster you quoted said that the guy was "in uniform" (he was), "driving a company car" (he was), and that he got "a DIU" (he did).
 
2013-06-20 11:48:10 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: ransack.: If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.

He was off-duty at the time

Nobody said he was on-duty...The poster you quoted said that the guy was "in uniform" (he was), "driving a company car" (he was), and that he got "a DIU" (he did).


But not "at work"
 
2013-06-20 11:48:59 AM  

ransack.: Sin_City_Superhero: ransack.: If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.

He was off-duty at the time

Nobody said he was on-duty...The poster you quoted said that the guy was "in uniform" (he was), "driving a company car" (he was), and that he got "a DIU" (he did).

But not "at work"


Also, he hasn't been convicted yet, as his trial begins 1 July.
 
2013-06-20 11:49:07 AM  

ransack.: Sin_City_Superhero: Troopers arrested Meyer about two hours after the crash when he refused to take a field sobriety test.

So they gave him two hours to sober up, he refuses the breath test (buys him another hour or so), and he still blew a .13. It's nice that his buddies tried to help him out...

He didn't refuse the breath test, he refused the "walk in a straight line heel to toe while I blast you in the face with my flashlight" test. Refusing a breath test is a crime itself, and they take your blood if you do it.


Fine. I'll fix it:

So they gave him two hours to sober up, he refuses the breath test sobriety test (buys him another hour or so), and he still blew a .13. It's nice that his buddies tried to help him out...
 
2013-06-20 11:50:11 AM  

ransack.: thurstonxhowell: ransack.: I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.

If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.

He was off-duty at the time


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Meyer was wearing his uniform and driving his sheriff office vehicle to an off-duty job at Walt Disney World when the crash happened.

As long as you're "off-duty" it's fine to be drunk, in uniform, and driving your squad car then?
 
2013-06-20 11:50:33 AM  
Poor guy. His job as a freedom protector is more stressful than any of you civilians, and you'll never understand.
 
2013-06-20 11:53:19 AM  

GanjSmokr: ransack.: thurstonxhowell: ransack.: I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.

If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.

He was off-duty at the time

------------------------------------

Meyer was wearing his uniform and driving his sheriff office vehicle to an off-duty job at Walt Disney World when the crash happened.

As long as you're "off-duty" it's fine to be drunk, in uniform, and driving your squad car then?


It's not okay, but it isn't any worse than an everyday drunk mail carrier.
 
2013-06-20 11:53:57 AM  

ransack.: thurstonxhowell: ransack.: I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.

If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.

He was off-duty at the time


Fair enough, I should not have assumed that the headline was at all accurate. Alright, if I was in uniform, driving a company car for non-company business, hit someone, and got a DUI, I think that might land me in a bit of hot water, jobwise.

I mean, honestly, he was a uniformed police officer driving a marked patrol car drunk off his ass. Which is exactly the condition in which he planned on showing up at his other gig. That level of dumbshiattery blows through at least 2 chances. It's not often one manages to drunkenly destroy one employer's property while driving drunk to their other job.
 
2013-06-20 11:54:43 AM  

base935: Poor guy. His job as a freedom protector is more stressful than any of you civilians, and you'll never understand.


I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but being a cop is probably one of the most stressful jobs out there, and it doesn't even pay all that well.
 
2013-06-20 11:57:40 AM  

ransack.: GanjSmokr: ransack.: thurstonxhowell: ransack.: I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.

If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.

He was off-duty at the time

------------------------------------

Meyer was wearing his uniform and driving his sheriff office vehicle to an off-duty job at Walt Disney World when the crash happened.

As long as you're "off-duty" it's fine to be drunk, in uniform, and driving your squad car then?

It's not okay, but it isn't any worse than an everyday drunk mail carrier.


This would explain why 2 or 3 of my Penthouses go missing during the year.
 
2013-06-20 12:07:10 PM  

ransack.: GanjSmokr: ransack.: thurstonxhowell: ransack.: I feel bad for this guy. This will ruin his career and his life. If I got a DUI, it would cost me some money and I'd lose my license for 30 days maybe and have to go to six AA meetings or something. This guy will lose his career, his pension, and his moonlighting gig. Everyone deserves one second chance.

If I was in uniform, at work, driving a company car, I think hitting someone and getting a DUI might leave a bit of black mark on my resume.

He was off-duty at the time

------------------------------------

Meyer was wearing his uniform and driving his sheriff office vehicle to an off-duty job at Walt Disney World when the crash happened.

As long as you're "off-duty" it's fine to be drunk, in uniform, and driving your squad car then?

It's not okay, but it isn't any worse than an everyday drunk mail carrier.


So a drunk driver who is supposed to enforce laws against DUI is no worse than a drunk driver who delivers the mail.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 12:09:26 PM  
CSB:
I rear ended someone once.  Very low speed collision (variety of excuses; breaks on my company Ranger needed to be fixed, wet conditions, there was a shiny object next to the road that was pretty to look at, there was a blinking light down the road that was hypnotizing, etc), barely any visual damage.

Unfortunately, the collision happened right on a bridge.  And the police (all six cars from different agencies) were having a long argument who had to do the paperwork; this bridge was apparently a legal black hole because all their jurisdictions ended on the ends of the bridge.

Then another officer arrived, hitting one of the parked patrol cars head on.
 
2013-06-20 12:12:41 PM  
Reprehensible: the "punishment" he suffers would be considered a "reward" by any of us.
 
2013-06-20 12:14:31 PM  
He was off-duty, wearing a uniform and driving his sheriff office vehicle which was .13 taken well after the immediate accident.

Not that a sheriff or other LEO's shouldn't know any better off-duty.
 
2013-06-20 12:15:25 PM  

Saborlas: Reprehensible: the "punishment" he suffers would be considered a "reward" by any of us.


You consider a DUI charge and the likely loss of 2 jobs should you be convicted a reward? Damn, I'd hate to know what you consider punishment.
 
2013-06-20 12:21:46 PM  
If we did away with the Florida tag, do you think these idiots would stop?
 
2013-06-20 12:23:14 PM  
Jobs in law enforcement can be VERY high stress and often lead to difficulties in both personal and professional life. Let's  try to understand what issues might have lead to this unfortunate circumstance and begin to consider the BEST way to allow him to heal.
Forgive, treat the problem, and the result is an improved officer with the personal skills needed to meet the difficult tasks of day to day law enforcement.

You can't expect the men (and some women) that do these jobs to be treated the same as a 'normal' man on the street with a non-stressful job. They deserve some leeway and a bit of drinking while driving should be tolerated unless it becomes cronic.
 
2013-06-20 12:23:53 PM  
EVOC class for the win!
 
2013-06-20 12:25:37 PM  

HelloNeuman: Jobs in law enforcement can be VERY high stress and often lead to difficulties in both personal and professional life. Let's  try to understand what issues might have lead to this unfortunate circumstance and begin to consider the BEST way to allow him to heal.
Forgive, treat the problem, and the result is an improved officer with the personal skills needed to meet the difficult tasks of day to day law enforcement.

You can't expect the men (and some women) that do these jobs to be treated the same as a 'normal' man on the street with a non-stressful job. They deserve some leeway and a bit of drinking while driving should be tolerated unless it becomes cronic.


8/10.  If posted earlier, I bet it would have gotten a ton of bites.
 
2013-06-20 12:28:15 PM  

ristst: Had one friend who was a deputy sheriff.  He went to a cookout at the Sheriff's house, and drank a buncha beer.  On his way home another car clipped his, and he was found to have beer on his breath and was booked for DUI.

It did NOT go well for him.  No slap on the wrist, no administrative leave.  He was fired.  Then the local chapter of MADD got him in their gunsights.  They made his life a living hell for several years.

/not much of a CSB, but damned true


I wonder over his 23 year career how many people he pulled over for DUI. and gave the obligatory lecture about the dangers of/how they ruined their lives.
another self righteous pr*ck cop bites the dust.
/
Hoisted with your own petard
 
2013-06-20 12:32:18 PM  

HelloNeuman: Jobs in law enforcement can be VERY high stress and often lead to difficulties in both personal and professional life. Let's  try to understand what issues might have lead to this unfortunate circumstance and begin to consider the BEST way to allow him to heal.
Forgive, treat the problem, and the result is an improved officer with the personal skills needed to meet the difficult tasks of day to day law enforcement.

You can't expect the men (and some women) that do these jobs to be treated the same as a 'normal' man on the street with a non-stressful job. They deserve some leeway and a bit of drinking while driving should be tolerated unless it becomes cronic.


If this isn't a high-level troll, then I'd like to buy you a beer. I seem to be pretty alone in my sympathy for this fellow and you expressed my sentiments very well.
 
2013-06-20 12:36:31 PM  
So hard to separate the trolls and retards in a cop + dui + "off duty" thread.
 
2013-06-20 12:39:33 PM  
My CSB:

A bully who repeatedly terrorized me in high school later became a county deputy (no surprise there, law enforcement is a magnet for sociopaths).  While off-duty, he got drunk off his ass and wrecked his patrol car in an accident involving other vehicles.  He's no longer a county deputy.

(Cool Schadenfreude Bro)
 
2013-06-20 12:40:36 PM  
When the troopers went to place the deputy under arrest, the deputy should have arrested the troopers for interfering with a LEO in the commission of a crime.

Kind of like it-tag for cops.
 
2013-06-20 12:41:22 PM  
Good: get put on administrative leave with pay
Bad:the taxpayer paid frogurt has antifreeze in it.
 
2013-06-20 12:43:29 PM  
They could have driven all antsy in their pantsy...

img.fark.net

Which could be bad too.
 
2013-06-20 12:45:00 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: CSB:
I rear ended someone once.  Very low speed collision (variety of excuses; breaks on my company Ranger needed to be fixed, wet conditions, there was a shiny object next to the road that was pretty to look at, there was a blinking light down the road that was hypnotizing, etc), barely any visual damage.

Unfortunately, the collision happened right on a bridge.  And the police (all six cars from different agencies) were having a long argument who had to do the paperwork; this bridge was apparently a legal black hole because all their jurisdictions ended on the ends of the bridge.

Then another officer arrived, hitting one of the parked patrol cars head on.


Did they charge you with causing the head-on collision?
 
2013-06-20 12:48:49 PM  
being a deputy on you way to a job is good, how? shartmitter.
 
2013-06-20 12:52:55 PM  

HelloNeuman: Jobs in law enforcement can be VERY high stress and often lead to difficulties in both personal and professional life. Let's  try to understand what issues might have lead to this unfortunate circumstance and begin to consider the BEST way to allow him to heal.
Forgive, treat the problem, and the result is an improved officer with the personal skills needed to meet the difficult tasks of day to day law enforcement.

You can't expect the men (and some women) that do these jobs to be treated the same as a 'normal' man on the street with a non-stressful job. They deserve some leeway and a bit of drinking while driving should be tolerated unless it becomes cronic.


Wow you are so full of fail, Cop taint must taste chocolate icecream to you.  Most cops are cowards who go after soft targets.  They fear real criminals and do not take them on for fear of themselves and their families being targeted in retaliation.  They spend more time writing Legal Extortion Fees then investigating actual crimes against persons.
 
2013-06-20 12:54:00 PM  
So I guess the alternative takeaway is that Disney doesn't have an issue with drunk employees. Cool! Time to get liquored up and act Goofy.
 
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