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    Utah's Top DUI Cop cited with.... DUI

    If you are going to enforce the law, it is good to not break it.

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    Utahís top DUI cop cited for DUI
    Commander of Highway Patrol drunken driving unit reportedly blows 0.12

    SALT LAKE CITY - The commander of the Utah Highway Patrol's drunken driving unit has been cited for driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing his cruiser into a concrete barrier, authorities said.

    Lt. Fred Swain veered off the shoulder of a highway in Draper early June 23, overcorrected and hit the barrier that separates the lanes, Lt. Doug McCleve said Thursday.

    Swain said he fell asleep at the wheel, but officers suspected he had been drinking, said Draper police Sgt. Scott Peck. Swain refused to submit to a breathalyzer test until two patrol captains talked to him, Peck said.

    The test showed that Swain's blood-alcohol level was nearly 0.12 percent, Peck said. Utah's legal limit is 0.08 percent.

    Swain was placed on paid administrative leave while the patrol conducts an internal investigation.

    Contacted by KSL-TV on Thursday, Swain said it was not in his best interest to comment.

    Draper police investigated the incident. It's common for law enforcement agencies to ask another agency to investigate incidents involving their own personnel. Draper is about 19 miles south of Salt Lake City.
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    its bad enough to get arrested dui, but while you are on duty???????
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    Wow, with the cruiser? Wow. DUMB!
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    Talk about giving other cops a bad name...
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    but because of those who look on and do nothing.'

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    Nonono....they have it all wrong. He was researching DUI so he could do his job better.
    Are you a 3%er? If you aren't, you should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterMash
    Nonono....they have it all wrong. He was researching DUI so he could do his job better.
    oh i get it........hhhmmmm
    MANNNNN.... YOU MUST BE FAST, BECAUSE I WAS HAULIN ASS WHEN I PASSED YOU!

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    Websters Defines IRONIC; (I-RON-IC) n' as: ..... SEE ABOVE POSTING!
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    UHP's Lt. Swain Resigns Amid Drunk Driving Charge

    He was perhaps Utah's leading figure when it came to fighting drunk driving. Now he's out of a job after getting busted himself. The commander of the UHP's DUI team resigned this afternoon. He's charged with driving drunk.

    UHP held a press conference this afternoon to announce that Fred Swain has resigned after being charged with drunk driving. Swain was arrested June 23 after Draper police responded to a crash on Bangerter Highway at about 2:30 a.m. near 400 West.

    He crashed into a concrete barrier in his unmarked police cruiser. His alcohol level was reported to be .116. The legal limit is .08. Today he turned in his resignation.

    Col. Scott Duncan, Press Conference: "We understand that people in this state, in this country should be shocked over something like this because we certainly were. They should be angry. This is a violation of public trust. They should feel betrayed. And I don't know if they'll feel embarrassed, but we certainly are."

    Colonel Scott Duncan of UHP said stress from the job could be a factor in Swain's drinking. He says Lt. Swain had a number of responsibilities at UHP, besides heading up the anti-Drunk Driving campaign.

    Lt. Swain apparently admitted his boss that he has had a drinking problem for a couple years and realizes he needs to get it taken care of.

    Col. Duncan says Swain won't be returning at any point in the future.

    UHP also reminds the public that they will be enforcing drunk driving laws over the holiday weekend. This case is a stark reminder of the problem of driving while drunk
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    Inside joke for folks from UT;

    His first name must be Jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly
    Inside joke for folks from UT;

    His first name must be Jack.

    Just wondering, would that be Jack Swain, Jack Daniels, or jack-mormon.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man


    Just wondering, would that be Jack Swain, Jack Daniels, or jack-mormon.


    BINGO; give that man a cigar, he got on the third guess.



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    Well, being LDS (mormon) myself and having family in UT I thought that might come into play in this situation. Not sure what I am going to do with the cigar, though. I guess I could use it to cure some sores.
    Last edited by CTR man; 07-02-06 at 12:34 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man
    Well, being LDS (mormon) myself and having family in UT I thought that might come into play in this situation. Not sure what I am going to do with the cigar, though. I guess I could use it to cure some sores.
    Or you could give it back to me and I'd enjoy it with a little Irish.

    My wife is from SLC UT we are both mackrel snappers (catholic).

    Spent 8 years there 88 - 97.

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    Just as long as we could hang out together, sipping the beverage of our choice. Just because I don't smoke or drink doesn't mean I won't hang out with those who choose to. I would even be the designated driver, if you will.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1sgkelly
    Or you could give it back to me and I'd enjoy it with a little Irish.

    My wife is from SLC UT we are both mackrel snappers (catholic).

    Spent 8 years there 88 - 97.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man
    Just as long as we could hang out together, sipping the beverage of our choice. Just because I don't smoke or drink doesn't mean I won't hang out with those who choose to. I would even be the designated driver, if you will.
    Party foul lol just kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man
    Just as long as we could hang out together, sipping the beverage of our choice. Just because I don't smoke or drink doesn't mean I won't hang out with those who choose to. I would even be the designated driver, if you will.

    DEAL!

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