Denver Cop, Fired For Speeding While Drunk, May Get Job Back

drunk cop gets job back
drunk cop gets job back

A Denver cop who was fired after being arrested two years ago for driving more than twice the speed limit, and while drunk, may soon have his job back, following a ruling in his favor by the city's Civil Service Commission. But the city's safety manager is vowing to fight the decision.

Officer Derrick Saunders was arrested in June 2010 after the Colorado State Patrol clocked him going 143 mph in a 55-mph zone. The arresting officer also found Saunders' blood alcohol level to be 0.089, above the legal limit of 0.08.