[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 


Mentally Ill Veteran Suffering After Cops Kill Service Dog As It Used the Bathroom, Lie About It Biting Them

Study Finds Unborn Babies May Feel Pain as Early as 12 Weeks

Terry Jones, Monty Python Founder and Scholar, Is Dead at 77

Virginia Democrats Push Legislation to Make Criticism of Government Officials a Criminal Offense

Virginia Democrats Give Finger To Gun Activists, Advance Gun Control. West Virginia Looks At Taking Counties From Virginia, Report Says.

False prophet? Pope Francis hosts bizarre drag queen-like circus performance in creepy reptilian-shaped Vatican Hall

“Democratic Institutions?” 10 Lessons from history that will destroy your trust in the CIA

Climate change hoax COLLAPSES as new science finds human activity has virtually zero impact on global temperatures

“He was Murdered” – 13 Month Old Infant Dies 14 Hours After Receiving the Flu Shot

Denver Post Columnist Fired After Arguing There Are Two Sexes

Cop Arrested for Faking War on Cops Story of Sniper Shooting Him Setting Off Massive Manhunt

More Than 4 Times as Many Police Officers Killed Themselves Than Were Shot in 2019

FEDS ran the so-called “white supremacist” group tied to VA Governor’s false claim that gun owners would stage armed assault on capitol in Richmond

How Japan Has Almost Eradicated Gun Crime

AOC declares Democrats a 'center-conservative' party: We don't have a 'left party' in this country

MUST SEE LIST of President Trump’s Historical and Miraculous Accomplishments Three Years Into His Presidency

To ‘Make America Great Again’ Trump Added a $1 TRILLION Deficit in 2019—Just Like Obama

Innocent Man Tries to Clean Cop’s Windshield to Earn Some Money, So the Cop Shot Him

New Bill to Allow Cops to Detain Citizens, Force Them to Explain Who They Are, What They're Doing


It’s Clear That Northam Is Praying For Violence

Illegal Immigrants Blocked At Border Pray For Trump's Defeat "I wwant trump out'

The Tractor Backlash

VA State Senator Goes Public 72 Hours Before Rally: ‘We Are Being Set Up’

Richmond 2A Rallygoers To Be Corralled Into “Chain-Link Pen” With Only One Way In And Out

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: ‘This is not a request’

Trump's Lawyers Formally Answer Articles of Impeachment

Cops Mistake Medical Emergency for Drug Use, Viciously Beat Man with Batons

Epstein’s Former Lawyers Picked for Donald Trump’s Defense Team

Adam Schiff takes on Trump, calling him an 'erratic hothead.' Now he's feeling the heat

Instead of Arresting and Jailing Drug Addicts, Police are Getting Them Help—And It’s Working

Award-winning Cop Arrests Musician on "Asshole Charge" for Cursing at him

Immunity Just Barely Denied To Cop Who Claimed Driving A Beat-Up Car And Paying For Purchases Is Suspicious Behavior

The DEA seized her father’s life savings at an airport without alleging any crime occurred, lawsuit says

Cops Violently Assault Grandma In Her Home After Granddaughter Cursed at Police

Minding Your Mood

DEMS TRIAL TRAP not allowing Trump to take office even if reelected (call Congress (202) 224-3121)

California drivers aren’t paying traffic fines. Here’s what Gov. Newsom plans to do

Police: Couple lured thieves with unattended bike, then beat them with bats in videos posted to YouTube

Cults Queen of Heaven

Susan Collins Working with ‘Small Group’ of GOP Senators to Rally Support for Impeachment Witnesses

Pelosi says Trump ‘impeached for life’ despite McConnell’s ‘gamesmanship,’ ‘coverup’

A Pimp, A POTUS, And A Plane

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

Propaganda and Islam: What You’re Not Being Told

Atlanta Police Make Monumental Move, Disband Entire Drug Unit to Focus on Actual Crime

Electricity Mysteriously “Started Flowing” Through Norway’s Soil on Monday

Ohio Police Captain Gets Pulled Over While Driving Drunk; Officers Let Him Go Home

Tech Giant Doesn’t Want Anyone to be Offended … Ever (And Other Absurd Weekly News)

Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

United States News
See other United States News Articles

Title: More sober drivers are being arrested for DUI in Phoenix
Source: ABC-15
URL Source: https://www.abc15.com/news/local-ne ... ng-arrested-for-dui-in-phoenix
Published: Dec 9, 2019
Author: Melissa Blasius
Post Date: 2019-12-10 02:59:09 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 65

PHOENIX — One Phoenix police officer, a certified expert in detecting impaired driving, has arrested nine people for DUI who were under the legal limit or had no detectable alcohol or drugs in their systems.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, Officer David Morris has made 56 DUI arrests since April 2018. ABC15 has court records showing at least nine of those drivers had their cases dismissed due to lack of evidence.

Several of the people arrested agreed to speak to ABC15 about their ordeals.

"It was quite embarrassing," Tasha McConnell said. "I knew I did nothing wrong."

McConnell was pulled over near the intersection of Cave Creek and Jomax roads on a July afternoon for allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign. She told the responding officer the only drugs in her system were antibiotics, but Officer Morris keyed in on "eyelid tremors."

He also said she performed poorly on the field sobriety test.

"They just kept sticking to asking me what drugs I was on," McConnell said. "He asked me if I was on marijuana. He insisted I was on harder drugs."

McConnell said she is not sure what causes her eyelid flutter, but the lab report confirmed her blood did not contain alcohol or any of the drugs that Phoenix police test for.

Jim Brongo was arrested in September by the same two officers as McConnell. The police report said he had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, and he failed a field sobriety test. Brongo's blood work showed he was also clean.

"It's been very frustrating," Brongo said. "I lost a lot of nights sleeping."

Mike Toth was pulled over for failing to maintain his lane last year. Morris arrested him for DUI drugs. Toth said he told the officers his only drug use was some antacid for heartburn.

"They said, 'Well, that could impede your judgment skills,' and I said, 'Heartburn pills?'" Toth told ABC15. His charges were also dropped.

All three drivers did still face citations for driving violations.

Even after the charges were dropped, Phoenix police officials are questioning if these drivers were really innocent.

"A clear tox [blood toxicology test] does not necessarily exonerate a person beyond any shadow of a doubt," said Phoenix Police Det. Kemp Layden. Layden is the statewide coordinator for Arizona's drug recognition experts. Officer Morris is one of 26 DRE officers in the Phoenix Police Department, and Layden reviews some of his DUI reports. Layden said Morris has more than a 90 percent accuracy rate when he completes drug recognition exams on suspected impaired drivers. He has an 83 percent accuracy rate for overall DUI arrests.

"I don't have concerns about David Morris on the things I've seen," Layden said. He explained officers make DUI arrests based on probable cause. Probable cause can be developed through driving behaviors, driver's statements, field sobriety tests, DRE exams, and other observations. He said prosecutors have a different standard when they decide whether to proceed with a case in court.

"That's the system," Layden said. "I can't control anything beyond that."

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com