Deputy Chief Higbee
A high-ranking officer of the Burlington Police Department was arrested for a DUI recently. The story is reported in more detail in the Burlington Free Press
Not only was he arrested, but this is his second time, with a previous incident in 1999.
At Fair DUI, we don’t have it in for police arrested for DUI. We have it in for a system that fails to recognize its own flaws. Good people have bad moments, and people accused of crimes are often innocent.
Here’s an example of how DUI programs get off track. The Luna County (New Mexico) DWI program is hosting an expo “to help raise awareness for a variety of issues while having fun.” After polling teens they decided they would address these issues: “domestic/teen dating violence,” “drug and alcohol abuse,” “bullying,” and “drug trafficking/sales.”
Strangely the event will not address drunk driving. Read the rather uncritical story in the Deming Headlight.
The event appears to be headed up by Teresa Ortberg, the county’s DWI prevention specialist.