Note that the headline below references another Boulder DUI cop (Elizabeth Ward) arrested more recently. Apparently the arrest of Scott Morris didn’t attract any media attention until the media realized that the Boulder police had two officers out of action due to DUI arrests.
Daily Camera: Boulder cop suspected of driving drunk was department’s DUI officer (Dec 6 2012)
[Scott] Morris, 40, was pulled over at 9:22 p.m. Nov. 15 on northbound U.S. 36 near Middle Fork Road after a deputy clocked his Honda sedan going 76 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to a Sheriff’s Office arrest report.
Several of the deputies who participated in the traffic stop recognized him from previous stops, and one of them said he had been pulled over 44 times in the past several years, according to the report.
The arresting deputy noted that after Morris exited his vehicle, he appeared nervous, with bloodshot, watery eyes and breath smelling of alcohol.
When asked to perform a roadside sobriety test, Morris responded, “Can’t you just cut me a ticket?” according to the report. When asked again, Morris complied, then was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Morris told the arresting deputy that he had begun drinking in his car about half an hour before being pulled over, according to the report. He said he had consumed half a pint of peppermint schnapps, according to the report.
An empty bottle of peppermint schnapps was found in the middle console of his car, and an unopened bottle of vodka was found on the passenger seat along with a loaded .38 Special Smith & Wesson revolver, according the report.
His vehicle also contained Boulder Police Department SWAT team gear, including loaded magazines for an assault rifle … Morris was booked and released from the Boulder County Jail on possible charges of DUI, speeding and prohibited use of a weapon, according the arrest report.