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Tucson Cop Faces Termination for On-Duty DUI

May 23, 2012  | 

A four-year Tucson Police officer could lose her job for driving to work while severely intoxicated on Tuesday morning.

Officer Lynsey Coutts was arrested after registering a BAC of 0.235, nearly three times the legal limit. Officer Coutts was scheduled to begin her shift at 9 a.m., and called a supervisor at 9:20 a.m. to say she was driving fast on Interstate 10 and was in fear of colliding with other vehicles on the roadway.

The Civil Service Hearing relating to her termination is scheduled for May 29, reports KVOA.


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[email protected] @ 5/28/2012 5:54 PM

So sad. Four years wasted for what? Sure hope the Officer gets help.

Fed Cop @ 9/27/2012 9:54 AM

"On-duty DUI", Umm..., DUH!

S.S @ 11/28/2012 7:41 AM

Hope she gets the help she needs, Still a lil sketchy as to why she called the supervisor to advise him that she may get into an accident for the speed she was travelling. It sounds like a cry for help

WB Bils, JD @ 1/17/2017 1:34 PM

I am a graduate of the University of Oregon law school and passed the 1991 Arizona Bar Exam. I worked as a civil and consumer rights advocate from the 1990's through 2012, primarily in the areas of police reform, privacy rights and disability rights. My efforts were focused on the improvement of the rights of all Americans in the public interest. In the early 1990's. the Tucson Police Department was in poor condition , when many officers were disciplined and fired under the leadership of Chief Douglas Smith, who was hired from the Minneapolis Police Department. Continued problems occurred after Chief Smith's departure, including two serious riots in Tucson involving TPD and University of Arizona students. In the last year, TPD hired Chief Chris Magnus, whose leadership has led to a marked reduction in police professional problems. This situation continues to date. The TPD, at this point, is a professional institution. Truth is the ultimate goal. TPD deserves this statement.

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