According to the news, a mayor was accused of driving under the influence of drugs and impersonating a police officer. Apparently, the mayor had pulled someone over while operating a marked police car. He was later stopped by police while driving in a patrol car. When asked to take a blood test, he refused and said he knew if he took the test he would test positive for weed. In Denver, Douglas County, and across Colorado, he could be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Impersonating a Peace Officer.
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Lawyer in Arapahoe County for DUI: The Law on DUI
Driving Under the Influence (DUI), C.R.S. 42-4-1301, is charged in Aurora and Arapahoe County whenever a person drives a motor vehicle or vehicle under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs. Since the mayor was operating a vehicle and admitted a blood test would test positive for weed or marijuana after being pulled over, it would be considered driving under the influence of drugs. Driving Under the Influence in Denver is a misdemeanor, but it becomes a class 4 felony if a person has three or more prior convictions for a DUI, DUI per se, DWAI, Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, or a combination of these. The mayor in the news story also refused to take the blood test. A refusal to take a blood test (Express Consent Test) in Colorado could result in the loss of your driver's license and could be used against you in court.You need an experienced DUI lawyer if you've been charged or accused of driving under the influence.
Attorney for Impersonating a Peace Officer in Adams County
In Thornton, Adams County, and across Colorado, Impersonating a Peace Officer, C.R.S. 18-8-112, is charged when a person falsely pretends to be a peace officer and performs an act in that pretended capacity. The mayor was driving around a marked police car, and also pulled someone over, even though he wasn't a police officer. This would be considered falsely pretending to be a police officer. Impersonating a Peace Officer is a class 6 felony in Adams County and across Colorado, which could result in up to 18 months in prison.
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