Port St. Lucie Florida Police Officer Sgt. Martin Curran Fighting 45 Day Suspension After Failing Alcohol Breath Test When He Showed Up For Work “Physically Unfit For Duty”

August 10, 2012

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – A Port St. Lucie Police Sergeant continues to fight a 45-day suspension after a breath test found alcohol in his system when he was on the job.

According to internal affairs records, Sergeant Martin Curran showed up to work in May smelling like alcohol. The reports also claim he was quote, “physically unfit for duty”.

Curran denies the allegations. He continues to work pending an appeal.

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Wrightsville Beach North Carolina Police Officer Jordan Davis Quits After Drunk Driving Arrest By Highway Patrol

July 18, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA – An officer with the Wrightsville Beach Police Department is in trouble with the law after being arrested for suspicion of driving while impaired by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

According to the police department, Officer Jordan Davis was arrested Friday morning around 1:30. Highway patrol said he stopped at checkpoint on Airlie Road and a blew a .08.

The Wrightsville Beach Police Department initiated its own internal investigation into the incident surrounding the arrest, but they said in a press release Davis resigned his position with the Wrightsville Beach Police Department before the investigation was completed.

“It is a sad day for the Wrightsville Beach Police Department as Officer Davis was one of our better officers and a rising star in the agency,” said Chief Daniel House Jr. “Our department has made many changes over the past year and Officer Davis has been instrumental in assisting with that process. This was just an unfortunate lapse of judgment.”

Davis joined the department in January 2010. He had most recently been promoted at the end of May of 2012 to Police Officer II.

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New York City Police Officer Salisha Alirasul Arrested After Drunken Wreck – Third NYPD Officer Arrested In 4 Days

July 11, 2012

QUEENS, NEW YORK – An off-duty police officer was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated after striking a parked car early Wednesday, the NYPD reported.

She was the third NYPD officer to be arrested in four days.

Police Officer Salisha Alirasul, 34, refused to take a breath test and was taken into custody about 2:15 a.m., a police spokesman said.

The collision took place within the 103rd Precinct, which includes Jamaica, Hollis and Lakewood, but the spokesman did not provide an exact location.

Alirasul sustained minor injuries and was treated at Jamaica Hospital.

Alirasul’s arrest occurred one day after Police Officer Kofi Nsafoah, 36, was arrested in Brooklyn for allegedly choking his wife during a dispute.

On Sunday, Police Officer Brayan Terrazas, 26, was arrested in Queens for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Both were off-duty when the incidents reportedly occurred.

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Dallas Texas Police Officer Erica Montanez Arrested, Suspended, And Charged After Drunken Wreck And Leaving The Scene

July 11, 2012

DALLAS, TEXAS – An officer with the Dallas Police Department was arrested last night for drunk driving after she allegedly got into a wreck on the Central Expressway service road and drove away without leaving insurance information.

DPD announced a few minutes ago on their Facebook page that Officer Erica Montanez , a two-year-veteran assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division, is on administrative leave pending the outcome of criminal and internal affairs investigations into the crash.

According to the police report, Montanez was off duty and headed south on the Central Expressway service road when she stopped her 2003 Honda Accord coupe for a red light at Mockingbird. She was in the left-turn-only lane but went straight when the light turned green, crashing into a car turning left from the adjacent lane, causing no injuries but about $1,500 in damage.

The other driver watched in his rearview mirror as Montanez drove off and merged onto the highway. He followed her to Knox-Henderson, where she exited. When he pulled alongside her at a red light, she pulled across four lanes of traffic. He pulled alongside her again in the parking lot of a Shell station, at which point Montanez presented him with proof of insurance.

When the driver noticed that the insurance card contained only a man’s name and that Montanez was a woman, he called police, who arrested her.

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Michigan State Police Gladstone Post Commander Lt. William Smith Arrested And Suspended After Drunken Wreck

July 11, 2012

SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN — Authorities in the Upper Peninsula are investigating a crash that led to the arrest of a state police post commander on a drunken driving charge.

The Daily News in Iron Mountain says Lt. William Smith was arrested Saturday by police in Sault Ste. Marie for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Chippewa County Prosecutor Brian Peppler says the arrest followed a traffic accident in a personal vehicle.

Peppler says no charges have been authorized pending results of a blood test.

The 43-year-old Smith was appointed commander of the Gladstone post in April. He has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Peppler has worked with Smith in the past and says he’s asked state Attorney General Bill Schuette to appoint an outside prosecutor for the case.

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Cadillac Michigan Police Officer Jordan Gross After Turning Up Drunk In Resident’s Backyard After Party

July 11, 2012

CADILLAC, MICHIGAN – A Cadillac bike patrol officer has been fired after he was arrested for disorderly conduct.

According to a press release from Cadillac Police, State Police were called to a home in Cherry Grove township after the resident said there was a person believed to be drunk and in the lake and backyard of their home.

He was identified as Jordan Goss, a seasonal foot and bicycle patrol officer. He was drunk and uncooperative and was arrested, according to Cadillac Police.

The Cadillac Police Department said there was an internal affairs investigation that determined Goss was at a gathering at another home in the area and walked away after being offered a ride home. Although other Cadillac Police officers were at the gathering, it was concluded that there was no wrongdoing on their part, according to CPD.

Cadillac Police determined that Goss violated the department’s code of conduct and he was terminated.

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New York City Police Officer Brayan Terrazas Arrested, Suspended, And Charged With Drunk Driving

July 11, 2012

QUEENS — An off-duty police officer was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning, the NYPD reported.

Brayan Terrazas, 26, was arrested just before 3 a.m. for allegedly driving drunk, police said. He was taken into custody in the confines of the 108th Precinct, which polices Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside, but cops did not provide an exact location.

The NYPD did not discuss the details of the incident, either.

Terrazas, who has been on the force for four years, has been suspended pending an investigation.

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