Earlier in the month, a shocking accident left many in the city scratching their heads. Unfortunately, hearing about serious accidents related to DUI isn’t uncommon. However, those that involve police officers are pretty rare, and a case where the officer takes advantage of their position of power is even more unusual.
As car accident lawyers in Colorado Springs, we know the aftermath of an accident can be confusing, but when there are charges of evidence tampering, it can be even more complex. That’s exactly what happened in a recent drunk driving accident. Apparently, last Sunday an officer was driving his personal vehicle when he got into a wreck. When other officers arrived they took him to have his blood drawn. After the blood draw, the driver was taken home by a fellow officer. After dropping the man off, the fellow officer realized the blood sample was missing, and there was only one place it could have gone.
The officer suspected of driving under the influence had stolen the sample hoping to avoid the inevitable. It didn’t work, however. A short investigation proved suspicions and the officer was arrested on charges of DUI as well as the felony offense of tampering with evidence. The formal charges will place the man on unpaid leave.
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The lengths negligent drivers will go to avoid punishment isn’t surprising, but when it’s a person who is supposed to protect us, it’s quite shocking. Careless drivers should be held accountable for their crimes, and if they’ve hurt you or your family, they should also pay to cover your expenses. Heuser & Heuser is ready to represent you, to fight on your side, and to get you the money you deserve.
The Colorado Springs car accident attorneys at Heuser & Heuser are experienced in handling difficult cases. We know that a successful car accident lawsuit can not only get you fairly compensated, it can send a powerful message that reckless driving won’t be tolerated. So, if you’ve been hurt in a car accident contact us, and let us hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions.
Source. KRDO.com, ‘http://www.krdo.com/news/cspd-officer-accused-of-dui-tampering-with-evidence/-/417220/22921716/-/vngj2bz/-/index.html,’ November 26, 2013.