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PHOENIX POLICE CHIEF RESPONDS TO OFFICER DUIS

Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers and Attorneys

PHOENIX – A Phoenix Police detective and a Phoenix Police sergeant have been accused of driving drunk in separate incidents, both which occurred in the city of Surprise.

But Surprise Police are not releasing very much information.

Detective Cameron Scadden was arrested 3 weeks ago. Police say his blood alcohol level was .107. He was cited for misdemeanor DUI and released to a Phoenix Police lieutenant.

Sergeant John Flanagan was pulled over on Saturday morning. His blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit — that’s an extreme DUI — according to reports.

One of the questions we wanted answered — was there anyone in their car when arrested? An adult, or maybe even children?

That would make charges against the officers more serious. But Surprise PD hasn’t answered our question.

Friday, we asked Joe Yahner himself — he’s the acting chief of the Phoenix Police Department.

“There have been and we have gotten tips that this guy [Flanagan] may have had people in the car, maybe children, do you know if that is the case?” asked John Hook.

“I have not read the investigation. I have heard that same information as well… I don’t know all the particulars, but that would elevate it to an agg-DUI, a felony,” said Yahner. “We are a part of the community, our police officers are. This bad behavior is going to occur…”

Flanagan has not yet been cited. He was pulled over and released into the care of a Phoenix Police lieutenant.

You can see John Hook’s full interview with Yahner on this week’s Newsmaker Sunday, airing at 7:30 a.m. Sunday on FOX 10.

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