143 In A 55 Zone: Drunk Denver Cop, Fired, Wants Job Back

derrick saunders speeding cop fired
derrick saunders speeding cop fired

You have to say this for Derrick Curtis Saunders, he's got gumption. The former Denver police officer is petitioning to be reinstated after being fired from his job for driving a friend's car at speeds of more than 140 mph while impaired by alcohol.

Saunders pleaded guilty to charges of driving while impaired and reckless driving, but contends
that his dismissal is unfair and overly harsh, according to The Denver Post. In addition to losing his job, Saunders was sentenced to five days in jail, fined $300 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, according to court records.