This officer must have had an odor of alcohol prompting his supervisor to test him which is fine. What doesn’t make sense is how the news got this story. Sure he did wrong but to make this a public issue without him being charged in a public place is absurd. According to the law, he was not legally impaired at a 0.05 to 0.07 therefore would not have been arrested at that level. To me, this guy’s name is ruined. If he would have been fired for drinking on the job fine, coming to work after a late night and smelling of alcohol is not newsworthy to me. Sorry, we have worse things going on in our community.
Kudos to Barb Lynch for not stripping him of his award. Bad things can happen to good people, let’s just drop this issue; this guy has been prosecuted without being charged.
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