Elizabeth Ward, Boulder Police Department, Colorado

Elizabeth Ward
Boulder Police Department

KDVR:  Police: Off-duty Boulder officer admitted to driving drunk (Dec 6 2012)

According to a report, an off-duty Boulder police officer admitted that she was driving drunk on Tuesday.  According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Thornton police say they found Elizabeth Ward stopped on the shoulder of I-25 after receiving calls about a drunk driver. When officers asked why Ward had pulled over, she reportedly responded, “I’m drunk.”

And the best part of it:

… she was released in the custody of Boulder police sergeant instead of taken to jail.

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Nothing like a little professional courtesy humiliation!  :)

According to another article, the tidbit about her professional courtesy humiliation was incorrect, and Elizabeth Ward was in fact booked into the local lockup.

And finally, it seems that Little Miss Lizzie was the Boulder Police Departments go-to girl for busting drunk drivers:

Daily Camera:  Boulder cop suspected of driving drunk was department’s DUI officer  (Dec 6 2012)

The off-duty police officer arrested in Thornton this week on suspicion of driving drunk was the Boulder Police Department’s DUI enforcement officer — and also the second member of the department to face drunken-driving charges in the past month.  Elizabeth Ward, 36, was the Boulder Police Department’s only officer assigned solely to DUI enforcement, Chief Mark Beckner confirmed Thursday.  While all officers are tasked with enforcing DUI laws, Beckner said the department assigns certain officers to specialize in drunken-driving enforcement.

I guess it takes one to know one.

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