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UAPD Sergeant Suspected in Arizona DUI Case

Law enforcement authorities in Arizona do a lot of excellent work in addressing incidents of driving under the influence on state roads. They are often able to stop drivers who seem to be impaired and check into the matter before any serious crashes or injuries happen. Other times, when an accident involving an impaired driver has occurred, law enforcement authorities will be quickly on the scene to address the situation. However, a recent DUI case centers on a sergeant with the University of Arizona Police Department.

The sergeant was arrested due to suspicion of DUI last Saturday night. The arrest occurred after he crashed into a traffic sign while driving a department SUV. He was on duty at the time.

The sergeant, 27, hit the sign and also ran into a cement wall. This happened on the Interstate 10 frontage road, close to Speedway, at approximately 9:30 p.m. The vehicle he was in was a marked department SUV, according to a spokesman for the Tucson Police.

When officers investigated the crash, they noticed both signs and symptoms indicating that the sergeant was possibly impaired. Correspondingly, he was arrested and a DUI investigation was launched. The arrest was based on suspicion of super-extreme DUI because of blood alcohol content level of .20 or greater. He was also charged with three lesser DUI charges, criminal damage and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. The sergeant was released after being cited.

The sergeant in this case will need to address his involvement in an incident with multiple facets, as affirmed by the accusations against him. Since DUI incidents occur throughout Arizona, anyone involved in one should seek out legal representation immediately. DUI offenses can have serious ramifications affecting a person's credibility and future.

Source: Arizona Daily Star, " On duty UAPD sergeant arrested on suspicion of super-extreme DUI" Veronica M. Cruz, Feb. 02, 2014

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