Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer William Moore recently read that a Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy faced humiliating DUI arrest last Friday night. According to the police report, a local Broward law enforcement officer was on 45th Street when he heard the jarring sound of tires squealing in an effort to stop. The officer discovered a patrol vehicle careening sideways on the I-95 exit ramp on the southbound side. The patrol car hit the curb and ultimately collided with a palm tree. Fortunately, no one was injured in the one-vehicle accident. Nonetheless, Fort Lauderdale DUI defense attorney William Moore Criminal Defense is disappointed that a Broward County Sheriff’s deputy would engage in such dangerous behavior.
Officers administered a field sobriety test to the deputy driving the patrol car, Christopher M. Grube, who is 38. Grube failed the field sobriety test at the scene and was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge. He was booked and released early on Saturday on his own recognizance. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has informed reporters that Grube has been placed on administrative leave since his DUI arrest. Grub apparently called in sick and did not report to work on the day of his arrest. Prior to being placed on leave, Grub was involved in a training program with the office.
This is not the first South Florida cop gone bad story to hit the newsstands this week. Police in Hialeah, Florida arrested 36-year-old Rolando A. Bolanos, Jr. in connection with a bank robbery. Bolanos is a former Hialeah police officer and his father was a police chief. He fled the Hialeah BankAtlantic location after giving a bank teller a note demanding cash. Bolanos was a Hialeah police officer for six years, ending his term of service in 2003.
The incident involving Deputy Grube is another mark on the record for Broward law enforcement officials. Although most police officers are great public servants, there are a few bad apples. Last August, the Broward police department released a surveillance video of its own officers beating an armed robbery suspect. The Associated Press copy of the video can be seen here:
A clip of the Broward police force can be found below. The law enforcement officers were training for demonstrations outside of the Broward County courthouse.
Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer William Moore hopes that the recent trend of police officers getting arrested will end soon. The Broward police officers serve as role models in their community. Additionally, engaging the crimes each allegedly committed creates a serious safety risk to innocent bystanders. DUI and armed robbery both carry serious risk to the life and limb of others in the area. Fort Lauderdale DUI defense attorney William Moore Criminal Defense does not have any information about the current legal representation of Deputy Grube or former police officer Bolanos.
Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney William Moore is an experienced advocate for DUI defendants in south Florida. If you have been charged with DUI, contact William Moore Criminal Defense, P.A., an experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer with offices in Fort Lauderdale-Dade, Broward, and Fort Lauderdale Counties.
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