Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Drunk Driving Cop to Walk? Looks Like It

The Chicago Sun-Times relates the travesty of the Cop, John Ardelean (pic above left) who appears to be getting away with . . . well, two counts of vehicular homicide. This is from the Sun Times article by Kim Janssen:

"Key evidence can’t be used against a Chicago cop filmed drinking large amounts of alcohol minutes before he was involved in a car crash that claimed the lives of two young men, a Cook County Judge ruled this morning.  Judge Thomas Gainer Jr.’s ruling that evidence was illegally seized from Officer John Ardelean following the deaths of Miguel Flores and Erick Lagunas (pic above, right) on Thanksgiving Day 2007 severely weakens the case against Ardelean.

[T]wo fellow officers: a sergeant, and a fire department paramedic all said Ardelean didn’t appear intoxicated at the scene [of the motor vehicle accident where he killed these two young me], so [Officer Ardelean] wasn’t subjected to a Breathalyzer test until several hours later.  In his ruling, [Judge] Gainer [claimed] that Lt. John Magruder — who said Ardelean had seemed drunk when he was brought back to the police station — was an 'incredible' witness."
The astonishing thing about this case is ther can be little doubt that this drunk maniac killed two kids and is walking.  Good work, Chicago!

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