California deputy on paid leave after being arrested for third DUI

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EL DORADO COUNTY, CA – They say three strikes and you’re out.  Everyone knows that’s the policy in baseball.

Does that apply to one California deputy at the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department?  Deputy John Broadfoot was arrested for the third time last week for driving under the influence of alcohol.

“The concern is warranted. We’ve taken all the actions that we’re allowed to and we can,” said Lt. Jim Byers of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.

Each arrest came after he was involved in car accidents near Sacramento.  The first time was in December 2015, and the California Highway Patrol says the deputy’s driver’s license was suspended.  The second time, in February 2016, when he crashed flipped his vehicle off-road.

California Highway Patrol Lt. Jim Cuthbertson said, Broadfoot “is lucky that he didn’t injure himself or another party.”

Broadfoot is out on a $250,000 bond and is on paid administrative leave; but three DUI arrests in three months, and he still has a job?

Maybe a judge can put the brakes on this cop before he wrecks someone’s life.



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