How They Do Things in Utah Lt. Fred Swain, 41, commander of the Utah Highway Patrol’s drunk driving unit, in addition to its canine, criminal interdiction, and emergency response units, crashed his unmarked police car. Swain allegedly told investigating officers that he fell asleep at the wheel, but suspicious cops asked him to take a breath test. He refused until two captains insisted. The test, taken two hours after the crash, showed his blood alcohol level was 0.12 percent, 50 percent above the legal limit for driving. He was arrested and later resigned from the department “because it’s the right thing to do,” he said. Swain also noted the pressures of his job contributed to his drinking problems. (Salt Lake Tribune) ...Maybe if they didn’t make him command four different units, his career wouldn’t have been destroyed. Available in This is True: Book Collection Vol. 13
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