Saturday, October 20, 2007

Preferential DUI Treatment for Sheriff's Employee?

California DUI Lawyer - drunk driving attorney news

After conducting an FST evaluation of the driver's sobriety, an off-duty Sacramento County Sheriff's Department employee was not arrested, but was given a ride home by another sober driver.

The Roseville Police Department investigated a DUI (driving under the influence) case against the driver and forwarded the evidence it gathered to the Placer County District Attorney's Office for evaluation of possible charges.

The district attorney has filed charges of driving under the influence and driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater against Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Guerrero, 41, with a scheduled arraignment date of Nov. 13.

The Roseville Police Department is conducting an internal affairs investigation in the incident and reviewing its policies related to handling of DUI stops. All of our employees are expected to carry out their jobs with integrity.

The department remains committed to fair and impartial law enforcement, including diligent enforcement of DUI laws for the protection of the community.