Cop on job after DUI charge

Cop on job after DUI charge

There are 54 comments on the GoErie.com story from Oct 30, 2008, titled Cop on job after DUI charge. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

An Edinboro police officer charged with drunken driving remains on the job. Todd Eaglen, 34, who has worked for the eight-member Edinboro Police Department since 2000, was charged with driving under the ...

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Meadville Resident

Annandale, MN

#1 Oct 30, 2008
He's supposed to "protect and serve" - you watch, he'll walk away with a slap on the wrist! You know - depends on who you are in this area and they protect thier own!
truth

Bellwood, PA

#2 Oct 30, 2008
it seems that the Manager is making excuses for the officer. I would expect a more harsh sentencing for someone in his position. The "Boro" Manager is all about how it is so out of charecter for him. No he just got caught. I am against drinking and driving. I wonder how he treats the people he pulls over for the same offence? I wonder after reading the Managers statements if he even feels he should be disaplined. Last but not least. I hope to God the passenger wasnt a child.
K Mac

United States

#3 Oct 30, 2008
Meadville Resident wrote:
He's supposed to "protect and serve" - you watch, he'll walk away with a slap on the wrist! You know - depends on who you are in this area and they protect thier own!
Had they "protected their own", he'd have never been charged to begin with.
Amarchri

United States

#4 Oct 30, 2008
I agree that he should not have been drinking and driving. But the ARD is usually what they give any first time offender, regardless if they are a citizen or a police officer.
Meadville Resident

Annandale, MN

#5 Oct 30, 2008
EXACTLY!! He just go caught!! The only thing out "out of character" is the fact that he got caught!! A "deal" as probably already been hashed out. How can he put that uniform on everyday and look at himself?? He's pathetic - right along with his boss! He should have been fired!!!
asdf

Erie, PA

#6 Oct 30, 2008
K Mac wrote:
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Had they "protected their own", he'd have never been charged to begin with.
yeah, i can't believe he was...that says a lot about the cop who charged him.
Meadville Resident

Annandale, MN

#7 Oct 30, 2008
K Mac wrote:
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Had they "protected their own", he'd have never been charged to begin with.
Correction! He was charged b/c he caused an accident that sent two people to the hospital! They had no choice but to charge him.

According to the Pennsylvania DUI Penalty Chart for a first time offence with a B.A.C of .16% or higher - upgraded misdemeanor, 12 month license suspension and MANDITORY 3 days in jail and $1,000 -$5,000 fine. However, the fact that he caused an accident changes things. Just watch - he won't get anything close to this!
mrkihn

Chambersburg, PA

#8 Oct 30, 2008
They charged him but he hasn't been found guilty yet
so he is still allowed to have his job. If they find him guilty then he should be fired. But knowing police unions the fight for him to keep his job
K Mac

United States

#9 Oct 30, 2008
asdf wrote:
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yeah, i can't believe he was...that says a lot about the cop who charged him.
What, that he's a good, upstanding guy? Most of them are, you know.
K Mac

United States

#10 Oct 30, 2008
Meadville Resident wrote:
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Correction! He was charged b/c he caused an accident that sent two people to the hospital! They had no choice but to charge him.
According to the Pennsylvania DUI Penalty Chart for a first time offence with a B.A.C of .16% or higher - upgraded misdemeanor, 12 month license suspension and MANDITORY 3 days in jail and $1,000 -$5,000 fine. However, the fact that he caused an accident changes things. Just watch - he won't get anything close to this!
Well, if he ends up with a suspended license, I can't see how he could keep his job. At the very least, they'd have him riding the desk for 12 months.
Amarchri

United States

#11 Oct 30, 2008
Alot of them are good upstanding guys but they still watch eachothers back. It's a fellow police officer common courtesy type of thing. I'm sure he was only charged because he caused an accident. Edinboro probably would've done the same had the accident been caused by a Millcreek cop in the Edinboro area.
K Mac

United States

#12 Oct 30, 2008
Amarchri wrote:
Alot of them are good upstanding guys but they still watch eachothers back. It's a fellow police officer common courtesy type of thing. I'm sure he was only charged because he caused an accident. Edinboro probably would've done the same had the accident been caused by a Millcreek cop in the Edinboro area.
Baloney! Speeding may be overlooked, but not a DUI.
Amarchri

United States

#13 Oct 30, 2008
K Mac wrote:
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Baloney! Speeding may be overlooked, but not a DUI.
A DUI would be overlooked by them as long as no accident of any kind was involved.
K Mac

United States

#14 Oct 30, 2008
Amarchri wrote:
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A DUI would be overlooked by them as long as no accident of any kind was involved.
No, it would not.
Amarchri

United States

#15 Oct 30, 2008
K Mac wrote:
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No, it would not.
You obviously don't know any police offers then.
K Mac

United States

#16 Oct 30, 2008
Amarchri wrote:
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You obviously don't know any police offers then.
I know several.
asdf

Erie, PA

#17 Oct 30, 2008
K Mac wrote:
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Baloney! Speeding may be overlooked, but not a DUI.
i would say that depends on the cop for sure...i would like to think that at least most of them would...but i doubt it.

in this case, he was in an accident so that makes it almost impossible not to charge him.

if he is found guilty, he should be fired...that is not just a couple of beers...he was over twice the legal limit and it caused an accident that could have killed or seriously injured other people...unacceptable behavior from someone who is paid by taxpayers and expected to set the example and enforce the law, not break it.
jeb

United States

#18 Oct 30, 2008
asdf wrote:
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i would say that depends on the cop for sure...i would like to think that at least most of them would...but i doubt it.
in this case, he was in an accident so that makes it almost impossible not to charge him.
if he is found guilty, he should be fired...that is not just a couple of beers...he was over twice the legal limit and it caused an accident that could have killed or seriously injured other people...unacceptable behavior from someone who is paid by taxpayers and expected to set the example and enforce the law, not break it.
i aggree he made a mistake and he will pay the same fines that we would but he should not loose his job
tuff guy

United States

#19 Oct 30, 2008
jeb wrote:
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i aggree he made a mistake and he will pay the same fines that we would but he should not loose his job
He was dranking and diving, he shouldnt loss his joblol ya ok i bet this is comeing from a cop to
taters

Erie, PA

#20 Oct 30, 2008
mrkihn wrote:
They charged him but he hasn't been found guilty yet
so he is still allowed to have his job. If they find him guilty then he should be fired. But knowing police unions the fight for him to keep his job
Sounds like this officer would make a fine edition to the Erie Police Department!

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