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Monday, August 6, 2007

Public Records Show ... Cops Routinely Get Out of DUIs (Part I)

"The state is airing another ad against drunken driving this month warning, 'Drive Hammered, Get Nailed.' But there's an exception out on the streets for some police officers. Cops confronted with a drunken-driving arrest fare better than the average citizen, according to a Seattle P-I investigation of seven years' worth of internal discipline records, arrest reports, accident reports, license-suspension files and court documents statewide."

This is part one of the P-I's series:

How was it that the P-I could find all this out? Public records. You know, that pesky "unfunded mandate" that police agencies always complain about.