Posted by: Phoenix Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers
PHOENIX – The county attorney has filed felony charges against a Phoenix Police Sergeant, accused of driving under the influence with his kids in the car.
When Sgt. John Flanagan was first arrested for DUI in Surprise back in March, Surprise Police wouldn’t tell us if he had kids in the car with him.
Now the county attorney’s office and police confirm he had two of his kids in the car, both under the age of 15.
Flanagan is now facing felony charges.
Back on March 5, Surprise Police pulled Flanagan over. It was 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning near Valley Vista High. He wasn’t on duty at the time, and police say Flanagan’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
The investigation was sent over to the county attorney’s office who decided to file felony DUI charges against him last week.
“We were informed yesterday that Sgt. Flanagan was going to be charged with some felonies regarding this incident. Once we were notified he was placed on administrative leave,” said Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos.
If convicted of driving drunk with kids in the car, Flanagan could face 30-days in jail and have his license suspended for three years.
Flanagan has an initial appearance at the end of the month. Other than this DUI charge, he has a clean driving record.
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