DUI charge dismissed against off-duty...

DUI charge dismissed against off-duty Vermilion deputy

There are 3 comments on the The News-Gazette story from Feb 20, 2013, titled DUI charge dismissed against off-duty Vermilion deputy. In it, The News-Gazette reports that:

The Champaign County state's attorney's office has dismissed a driving under the influence charge lodged last year against an off-duty Vermilion County sheriff's deputy.

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Wonder why

Riverside, IL

#1 Feb 22, 2013
Dirty. This whole county's "justice" system is trash.....and cops wonder why they're known as "pigs". Double standard anyone?
Nick Bedyouinaminute

Westville, IL

#2 Feb 22, 2013
Just because I refused to blow -- the first time in recent memory -- doesn't mean I'm drunk and need convicted. Anyone else would've been let go like me. I don't use my badge and gun to get out of blowing. Quite the opposite. I offer breathlyzers to anyone that wants to put it in their mouth and huff and puff until you blow it to kingdom come. Yep, I just said come.
Becky Beddown

Champaign, IL

#3 Feb 23, 2013
I don't see what the big deal is. I got arrested for hooking, meth, a DUI, child endangerment, stripping in a public place (the mall parking lot), and solicitation of a minor (the judge's son). That was all in one hour's work, and the charges were dismissed after I gave a penetrating oral deposition to the state's attorney in the courthouse restroom. It smacks of favoritism that you would complain of a sheriff getting the same treatment as me! Shame on you. Leave the man alone. What happens in the privacy of his cruiser during working hours is nobody's business but his, mine, and the neighbor kids videotaping on their cell phones!

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