Seattle Times: DUI arrest: SPD detective refused breathalyzer (Oct 28 2011)
John Fox, a 23-year-veteran of the Seattle Police Department, was charged Friday with driving under the influence (DUI). He pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance in Everett District Court on Friday afternoon. Fox, 46, of Everett, refused to take a breathalyzer test to measure his blood-alcohol level, making him subject to a one-year suspension of his driver’s license. Mukilteo police punched his license Thursday to make it unusable. Fox, who was convicted 17 years ago of DUI, was driving a GMC Yukon belonging to the city of Seattle at around 1:20 p.m. when he rear-ended another vehicle … A search of the Yukon turned up six empty 50-milliliter (1.7-ounce) bottles of peppermint schnapps and a “nearly empty” 375-milliliter bottle of vodka, the report said. Police also recovered three handguns, several magazines of ammunition, handcuffs and other police equipment, according to the report.
King 5: Seattle detective arrested had drunk-driving conviction in 1994 (Oct 28 2011)
An undercover Seattle police detective arrested Thursday for drunk driving in an unmarked police car received a DUI conviction in 1994, KING 5 has learned …
Seattle Police say the 23-year veteran of the department was driving his unmarked police car around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon when he rear-ended a car at an intersection along State Route 525 in Mukilteo. The car was then pushed into two other cars. No one was hurt as a result of the accident … Mukilteo Police officers took several pictures of the crash scene and what was inside the SUV, including minature alcohol bottles and loaded weapons … A law enforcement source told KING 5 that the officer showed signs of being very intoxicated. That source also said the officer is in narcotics, which is part of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
The Herald: Seattle police detective arrested in Mukilteo for alleged drunken driving (Oct 28 2011)
A Seattle police detective was arrested Thursday afternoon in Mukilteo for allegedly driving under the influence. The detective, 46, was driving an unmarked police car when he reportedly rear-ended another vehicle, officials said. That vehicle was pushed into two others … The detective told Mukilteo police that he was an officer and declined to take a field sobriety test or a breath test, Mukilteo Police Chief Rex Caldwell said. The detective was cited for driving under the influence and was released to a supervisor, Caldwell said.
My Northwest: Was a drunken Seattle police officer on duty? Dori: SPD come clean! (Oct 31 2011)
It’s been several days since a Seattle Police officer was arrested for DUI after rear ending another car in Mukilteo while driving an unmarked department car. Despite a request for confirmation, the Seattle Police Department still won’t say whether 46-year-old officer John Fox was on duty. 97.3 KIRO FM’s Dori Monson argues the public deserves to know. “This is an agency that’s had a ton of problems. We have legitimate, reasonable questions about this and I think that it is flat out wrong of SPD to not come and answer the questions,” Monson said on Monday’s show.
Seattle Times: No jail time for Seattle detective in DUI crash (Aug 28 2012)
Judge Tam Bui deferred a possible jail sentence today for narcotics officer John Fox in the Snohomish County District Court’s Everett branch on the condition that he comply with five years of probation. Fox is paying $1,500 for a deferred prosecution option that will put him on two years of active probation, which requires more check-ins, followed by three years of more loosely monitored probation, according to the court … Fox, who was also charged with a DUI in 1994, still has suspended driving privileges for the first year after the accident because he refused to take a breathalyzer test after the collision. For at least the first year after his driving privileges are restored, he will have to use an ignition interlock device, or car breathalyzer, which measures blood alcohol content before the car will operate.