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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 2:04:48 PM

Back in September, Luke Lamb, 31, of Greenfield, IL, received a speeding ticket from an off-duty St. Louis County police officer whom he said he later saw order a bucket of beers and drink several of them in his presence, and then drove off in a patrol car. Lamb filed a complaint.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the police department spokesman said at the time that officers are allowed to use patrol cars and make traffic stops while not on duty. The department's policy does not allow officers to drink at all while on duty, but officers are bound by the same 0.08 percent blood alcohol limit as anyone else when driving off-duty.

Lamb said: "I'm accusing him of drinking and then driving a publicly owned squad car...

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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 6:46:55 AM

Lame.
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: May 25, 2014 9:31:36 AM

America's finest in uniform on duty and off duty supported by tax revenues to break the law.
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 2:58:31 PM

And the law does not apply to cops .Surprise ,surprise.I hope luke Lamb wins this case .
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 1:13:25 AM

Must be nice.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 10:55:34 AM

....Really???
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 2:36:30 PM

Hope Lamb wins his case.
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wompasscat
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 12:41:04 PM

If I fly drunk, it's only illegal if I get caught haha.
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Message Posted: May 17, 2014 12:10:08 AM

old news.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2014 8:51:18 AM

Special people.
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 12:58:21 PM

Say what?!? I will avoid Il.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 12:45:30 AM

might as well legalize what is being done in practice.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 8:47:19 PM

sends a bad signal to be drinking then drive a police car
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 2:23:24 PM

What's wrong with you county...??
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 8:23:50 AM

Nice, I should have the same privilege.
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 11:10:39 AM

Ah, the old "do as I say, not as I do" routine. They should lead by example , especially with taxpayer equipment
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 8:02:47 AM

Should be 0.04 on or off-duty
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 7:11:01 AM

Interesting to know that this goes on from people you should be able to trust.
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 9:31:29 AM

not surprised... it's not right...but... its the government
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 7:53:44 AM

Interesting.

Now the pot DOES call the kettle black!

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Do as I say not as I do.
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:54:59 AM

I think liberals have been running St Louis County for 50 years and look where it's at today!
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:45:54 AM

Ok
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Idiots...wonderful P.R.!
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ok
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Someone who thinks they are above the law!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:49:20 PM

Don't do as I do, do as I say. Sounds like an old third class boatswains mate with over 24 year in the Navy aboard the ship I was on many years ago.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:53:35 AM

sounds good
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:30:18 AM

Should never be allowed to happen anywhere.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:58:30 PM

above the law
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:39:43 PM

St.Louis County says it's okay for cops to drink and drive patrol cars home and what makes them different from civilians.
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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 2:46:47 PM

Just amazing...
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Message Posted: May 26, 2012 10:28:45 PM

When driving a cruiser, this policy is unconscionable!
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 12:40:23 PM

Do as I say not what I do, you hear that kids
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 10:32:53 PM

Awesome lol
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 2:35:20 PM

WTF
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Message Posted: May 13, 2012 11:05:24 AM

k
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 2:25:56 PM

I think the police department should have a policy (if they do not already) specifying what is appropriate behavior.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 5:36:53 PM

Make them start driving their personal vehicles to work and home if they are going to go to the bar after work.
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 9:32:38 AM

You can find me in Saint Louieee!
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 9:26:32 PM

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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 8:05:01 PM

Great double standard. Everyone, regardless of job, should get cited for driving after drinking.
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Message Posted: May 5, 2012 1:21:22 PM

not good
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Message Posted: May 5, 2012 11:41:07 AM

Don't know all the details. But it is crazy to have 2 sets of laws: one of the cops and one for everyone else!?!
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Message Posted: May 5, 2012 3:06:20 AM

Double standard.
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Message Posted: May 4, 2012 1:19:12 PM

If they are driving a state vehicle there should be a no tolerance, zero policy while driving any state owned vehicles
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Revenue generating punk PUKES!
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 8:08:00 PM

Nice personnel policy. Try that in the private sector. Oh yeah, governments don't need to worry about covering the cost of lawsuits...
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 7:57:04 PM

If we want our children to look up to Police, is this the example we want Police to set?
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 5:29:18 PM

It clearly states in the article that the police officer is bound by the same rules as the rest of us: the 0.08% BAL
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Message Posted: May 3, 2012 3:29:18 PM

ok
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