No one can deny the importance of law enforcement in our city. The brave men and women that have chosen to serve the people of Chattanooga deserve to be commended and respected. But even those that are tasked with protecting us can be negligent and this negligence can have great consequences.
Just last week Hamilton County officials launched an investigation into one of their own in the Chattanooga Police Department. Apparently a detective is being charged with drunk driving. The danger that he put the public in can’t be overstated. According to witnesses, he was driving erratically, swerving and nearly struck several other vehicles.
When the detective was found in his car, he couldn’t remember where he was going, there were several beer bottles found in his vehicle, and he failed a field sobriety test. Worse, he allegedly used his position of authority to try and get out of being arrested, going as far as belittling the officer who found him and refusing a blood test. He’s now been charged with DUI, reckless driving, and violating the implied consent law and has been place on administrative leave.
As injury lawyers in Chattanooga we know that unfortunately even those responsible for serving justice can find themselves on the wrong end of the law. Fortunately, no one was injured by the detective’s recklessness, but that’s sadly not always the case.
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Source. Times Free Press, ‘http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/sep/10/police-detective-on-leave-after-dui-charge/,’ Hannah Smith, September 10, 2014.