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CBS 46 Investigates: Cops Over The Limit

POSTED: 5:25 pm EST November 21, 2007
UPDATED: 7:18 am EST November 23, 2007
Investigative reporter Wendy Saltzman discovered more than 100 law enforcement officers have been arrested in Georgia for driving under the influence. Her investigation found some of them asked for favors, some wrecked department cars, and some were given special treatment.

"I think that is outrageous frankly," said police psychologist Dr. Anthony Stone. "I can't imagine their being fit for duty, because almost by definition they have a drinking problem," Stone said.

Habersham County Sheriff's Captain Freddie Chapman has been arrested 4 times on alcohol related charges spanning back to an underage alcohol violation in 1988. His offenses also include three DUI arrests, all while he was a sworn law enforcement officer. Chapman was found not guilty on one DUI, pleaded down to Public Drunk on a second charge, and pleaded no contest on the third DUI charge.

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