The police are constantly claiming that their increased focus on DUI is an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road. It’s a great ideal, in theory. But what happens when it is one of their own. That sounds pretty hypocritical when you find that they hand out free passes to their buddies who get arrested.
Recently, a prosecutor arrested for drunk driving in New York City bragged about a top boss making her previous DUI charges, go away.
According to the New York Post:
Troiano (a prosecutor in the Bronx), a six-year veteran, was picked up on suspicion of drunken driving in 2009 after leaving a holiday party for narcotics detectives. Ferreiro (chief of narcotics in the Bronx DA’s Office) threw a party that year for his bureau at the former Jet Set Café — a Bronx dance club where DJ’s spin reggaeton and salsa.
Troiano refused a Breathalyzer test and was brought to the 44th Precinct, where word got around about where she worked, the source said. Somebody was called, and the charge went away, he said.
I am not anti-police. Well-trained, sincere police officers play a vital role in keeping our families safe. However, the sad reality is that there are sometimes bad apples. Corrupt people sometimes find themselves working in these departments who cast doubt on the integrity of the police as a whole.
If you are arrested for DUI in PA, please call 1-866-MCSHANE so we can investigate the how the police handled your case and see if they followed the proper procedures and guidelines.