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Denver police officer allegedly lied about DUI arrest

On Behalf of | Apr 25, 2024 | Criminal Defense

Being arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol can be incredibly humiliating and troubling. Any person who has been through this experience will likely say they endured many days and nights filled with anxiety and worry about potential punishments. Even though a DUI charge in Colorado is not a conviction nor proof of anything at all, it can still cause irreparable damage to a person’s reputation.


Recently, an investigation revealed that a Denver police officer lied about an incident involving an off-duty Aurora police sergeant as she pulled him over for driving under the influence. According to reports, the Denver officer saw the sergeant swerving between lanes on Tower Road. The sergeant, who was driving a pickup truck and not in uniform, reportedly pulled over into a gas station and apologized. However, reports said the Denver officer called for backup on her radio and told fellow officers that the sergeant tried to ram her with his pickup truck.

The investigation found that the Denver officer lied about the incident and the sergeant never drove his truck at her or tried to hit her patrol car. Reports said the sergeant was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence, obstructing a police officer and lane violations. After the investigation, some charges against the sergeant were dismissed and the Denver officer resigned, reports said.

Help is available

Being arrested and charged with DUI is a serious matter. However, those who are accused should know that they have options available to help them with DUI defense. Any individual in Colorado who is accused of a crime has the right to speak with a legal representative. Acquiring the services of an attorney experienced in criminal defense could help those charged obtain the best possible outcome relative to his or her situation.