St Marys Drunk Cop Should Lose Licens...

St Marys Drunk Cop Should Lose License For 1 Years Says Law

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Since: May 07

Fernandina Beach, FL

#1 Jan 10, 2012
O.C.G.A.- 40-5-67.1
*** CODE SECTION *** 12/03/01
(a) The test or tests required under Code Section 40-5-55 shall be administered as soon as possible at the request of a law enforcement officer having reasonable grounds to believe that the person has been driving or was in actual physical control of a moving motor vehicle upon the highways or elsewhere throughout this state in violation of Code Section 40-6-391 and the officer has arrested such person for a violation of Code Section 40-6-391, any federal law in conformity with Code Section 40-6-391, or any local ordinance which adopts Code Section 40-6-391 by reference or the person has been involved in a traffic accident resulting in serious injuries or fatalities. Subject to Code Section 40-6-392, the requesting law enforcement officer shall designate which test or tests shall be administered initially and may subsequently require a test or tests of any substances not initially tested.

(b) At the time a chemical test or tests are requested, the arresting officer shall select and read to the person the appropriate implied consent notice from the following:

(2) Implied consent notice for suspects age 21 or over:

"Georgia law requires you to submit to state administered chemical tests of your blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances for the purpose of determining if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you refuse this testing, your Georgia driver's license or privilege to drive on the highways of this state will be suspended for a minimum period of one year. Your refusal to submit to the required testing may be offered into evidence against you at trial. If you submit to testing and the results indicate an alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams or more, your Georgia driver's license or privilege to drive on the highways of this state may be suspended for a minimum period of one year. After first submitting to the required state tests, you are entitled to additional chemical tests of your blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances at your own expense and from qualified personnel of your own choosing. Will you submit to the state administered chemical tests of your (designate which tests) under the implied consent law?"

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#2 Jan 10, 2012
Who are you referring to by this posting?

Since: May 07

Fernandina Beach, FL

#3 Jan 10, 2012
Police Officer Charged with Georgia DUI
Officer arrested for drunk driving in Gwinnett County after accident

A Gwinnett County police officer was charged with driving under the influence in GA early Saturday morning following a minor accident. Around 1:15 am, James Stoudenmire ran his 2006 Ford Mustang into the back of a vehicle stopped at a red light. The responding officers detected alcohol on Stoudenmire’s breath and reported that he was unsteady during field sobriety tests.

Stoudenmire, who was off-duty, said that he had consumed four drinks, starting at 4:00 pm Friday. He was charged with Georgia DUI and for following a vehicle too closely. While being booked, Stoudenmire stumbled and fell against the wall across from the holding cell.

A passenger in the other vehicle received minor leg injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

Stoudenmire, 27, had been placed on administrative leave. When the department's Professional Standards Unit recommended termination, Stoudenmire decided on Wednesday to submit his resignation. He was a four year veteran with the Gwinnett County police department.

Yes once again bad cops allowed to quit, so they can go on and be bad somewhere else.

Since: May 07

Fernandina Beach, FL

#4 Jan 10, 2012
Cop charged with DUI wreck
Submitted by editor on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 19:23. Top Stories
By Patrick Yost
Editor

A Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigator has been arrested and charged with DUI refusal after he allegedly wrecked a county-owned vehicle at the intersection of Bethany Church and Seven Islands roads.

Joshua Curtis Hayes, 31, a 12-year veteran of the department, faces DUI refusal charges after, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) reports state, he refused to take a blood test following the 2:30 a.m. incident. The incident occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

GSP reports state that a trooper attempted to have blood drawn from Hayes while Hayes was being treated for injuries sustained in the wreck at Morgan Memorial Hospital. In Trooper First Class Ed Starling’s report, Starling reported that he suspected alcohol was a factor in the wreck.

Hayes allegedly drove through a stop sign at the intersection of Bethany Church Road and Seven Islands Road, crossed over Seven Islands Road and struck a ditch with the 2003 Ford F-150 that he used as an unmarked police vehicle from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley, Hayes has resigned his position with the force, in part because he also refused to submit to a drug or alcohol test following the wreck that involved a county vehicle. Markley said it is standard procedure to submit to a test following any accident involving county property.

“The refusal to take the test constitutes a resignation,” Markley said.

Markley said he spoke with Hayes at 6:50 a.m. at the hospital.

Markley said both Hayes and a motorist reported the wreck to Morgan County Dispatch. After a deputy responded to the wreck site and realized that a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office employee was involved, the deputy called the Georgia State Patrol. The sheriff said that any time an employee of the office is involved in a wreck, the sheriff’s office requests that an outside agency investigate the incident.

“I’m very disappointed,” Markley said. "It is unacceptable. Period.”

Markley said if Hayes would not have resigned, he would have been suspended based on the criminal charges until the completion of an internal investigation regarding the incident.

Reports state that the truck’s air bag deployed after it struck the ditch. Hayes also faces failure to stop at stop sign and failure to maintain lane charges.
“We’re glad nobody else got hurt,” Markley said.“It’s just a poor decision. It’s embarrassing to all law enforcement.”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#5 Jan 10, 2012
Rick Rogers wrote:
Police Officer Charged with Georgia DUI
Officer arrested for drunk driving in Gwinnett County after accident
A Gwinnett County police officer was charged with driving under the influence in GA early Saturday morning following a minor accident. Around 1:15 am, James Stoudenmire ran his 2006 Ford Mustang into the back of a vehicle stopped at a red light. The responding officers detected alcohol on Stoudenmire’s breath and reported that he was unsteady during field sobriety tests.
Stoudenmire, who was off-duty, said that he had consumed four drinks, starting at 4:00 pm Friday. He was charged with Georgia DUI and for following a vehicle too closely. While being booked, Stoudenmire stumbled and fell against the wall across from the holding cell.
A passenger in the other vehicle received minor leg injuries and was treated and released at the scene.
Stoudenmire, 27, had been placed on administrative leave. When the department's Professional Standards Unit recommended termination, Stoudenmire decided on Wednesday to submit his resignation. He was a four year veteran with the Gwinnett County police department.
Yes once again bad cops allowed to quit, so they can go on and be bad somewhere else.
Are you afraid to mention his name? Maybe you are just being polite. lol

Since: May 07

Fernandina Beach, FL

#6 Jan 10, 2012
LonePalm wrote:
Who are you referring to by this posting?
The drunk St. Marys cop named Campbell.
anon

United States

#7 Jan 10, 2012
Refusal to submit to testing per the "implied consent" law in itself should be justification to immediately terminate any so-called "Officer of the Law".

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#8 Jan 10, 2012
But is it?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#9 Jan 10, 2012
I don't know the circumstances but I know that I always question the accuracy and intent of Rick Rogers says.
anon

United States

#10 Jan 10, 2012
Public servants employed to uphold the law should abide by it and should get no special treatment. If the officer refused to take a blood test or breathalyser test, he should have his/her driver's license suspended just like any other citizen. He was either under the limit or over. Did he refuse because he has no faith in the test that he probably routinely admininsters to those he arrests for the same circumstances?
anon

United States

#11 Jan 11, 2012
Georgia law requires you to submit to state administered chemical tests of your blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances for the purpose of determining if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you refuse this testing, your Georgia driver's license or privilege to drive on the highways of this state will be suspended for a minimum period of one year.

Chief Hatch, how can this officer be exempt from this law?
Sue

Kingsland, GA

#12 Jan 11, 2012
But did he fail to take a breathalyzer?
anon

United States

#13 Jan 11, 2012
Sue wrote:
But did he fail to take a breathalyzer?
That is what was reported in the newspaper.
tough

United States

#14 Jan 12, 2012
He didn't fail....he refused...

Since: May 07

Fernandina Beach, FL

#15 Jan 12, 2012
See incident report and court docs at:

http://stmarysgeorgiapolicesuck.blogspot.com

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