Impaired Officers Ready for Work


In some jurisdictions, a driver can be presumed impaired with a blood alcohol reading as low as .07 (and suggestively impaired at a reading below that), but according to a WMAQ-TV February investigation, some suburban Chicago police forces let officers work with their own readings as high as .05. While officers may be barred from driving at that level, they may not, by police union contract, be disciplined if they come to work with a reading that high.

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