A Denver police officer is serving a 10-day unpaid suspension because he drove drunk in July after playing in a golf tournament while on vacation.
Officer Kyllion Chafin was swerving between lanes on July 21, 2018, when he was pulled over, according to a disciplinary letter from the Denver Department of Public Safety obtained by The Denver Post. Chafin failed the roadside tests meant to determine whether he was impaired and a blood test later determined Chafin’s blood alcohol content was .145, the letter states. Colorado law considers .08 to be legally intoxicated.
Chafin, who was hired in 2000, pleaded guilty to one count of driving while ability impaired, a misdemeanor, and prosecutors dismissed a count of driving under the influence and failing to drive in single lane, according to the letter.
The officer agreed to the 10-day suspension without pay, which began Sunday and will end on Nov. 13.
“Officer Chafin complied with all the terms of his sentence and has taken complete responsibility for his actions,” the letter states.
Chafin had no similar disciplinary issues within seven years of the July incident, according to the letter.
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