Ft. Collins, Colorado: Man Charged With DUI Had No Drugs, Alcohol In His System - Ten Cases Like This With Same Officer

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hpman66

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eveled

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Its either an abuse of his power.

OR

He thought they were under the influence of something and figured the blood test would prove it one way or the other.

Flip side if he let them go and they killed someone. Then we’d all be saying why didn’t he arrest them?

Without any real knowledge of the situations. I’m just playing devils advocate.

For the judge to come right out and call the officer not credible is astonishing. Pretty much discredits every arrest he’s ever made.
 

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For the judge to come right out and call the officer not credible is astonishing.
That Judge probably running for re-election soon. That would explain a lot.
And, isn’t CO now the CA of the midwest? The same voters there who had to have their weed were shocked to find out it cost them their concealed carry ”rights” and that they can no longer answer a 4473 truthfully. No sympathy here.
 

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Seems some cop in Cobb County, GA think he's The Drug Whisperer and has arrested several people for driving under the influence of weed. Only one problem, they weren't. So, a big FU to Cobb County Police Officer T.T. Carroll :mad:

 

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The old way to handle that was to charge reckless driving if they passed the dui tests. Carries most of the same penalties. If no wreck involved why arrest? If they are randomly stopped and impaired but pass field screening tests get them a ride home. My assessment is bad cop poorly trained.
 

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1) Groves wrecked his car, resulting in an encounter with law enforcement.
2) He was on probation.
3) He was "in the system" (ie. had a history of drugs or alcohol and then driving).
4) Larimer County is run by liberals.
5) Colorado gives "kickbacks" to counties for every DUI arrest they make (no conviction required).

I'm actually surprised they dropped the charges. It's pretty common for the DA to keep putting in postponements to reaching trial so the defendant has to keep paying a lawyer $800/month to attend various "hearings" that go nowhere. The idea is to get the defendant to plead guilty to a plea bargain (even though they're innocent) so they can move on with their lives. Basically, once you're "in the system", they want to punish you for the rest of your life.

I'm more than ready to move out of Colorado. And I'm a 4th generation native. That's sad.
 

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