NHP Sergeant Arrested for DUI

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Updated: 12/11/2011 8:35 am
UPDATE:  Sergeant Lewis has been released from jail.

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Nevada Highway Patrol Sergeant David Allen Lewis was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failure to submit to a breathalyzer test on Friday night.  Lewis works for NHP in Reno.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation.

News 4 has been told that the Nevada Highway Patrol is fully cooperating with the investigation.
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tcth3878 - 12/11/2011 4:40 PM
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Wow it surprises me how many ignorant people there are out there! Cops are not above the law, if so he wouldn't have been arrested. He will have to pay for his bad judgement like anyone else. Reality is that no matter what uniform he puts on he is still human and capable of making a mistake. If you are just the avarage person arrested for DUI you only face the Courts, he will answer to the Courts and a departmental investigation. Reality is, he will not receive special treatment when in fact he has more hoops to jump through than the average person.

drjky - 12/11/2011 3:26 PM
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Too bad he got out so soon...he should of been put in main population to get a good picture in his head of his future. AA is where he needs to go & maybe even speak to the community about alcohol use & abuse.

Chief Genius - 12/11/2011 10:05 AM
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rddc1947 your off the edge of the map there mate. The officer that struck and killed the bicyclist in Lemmon Valley was a Sheriffs Deputy. Entirely different department.

ste670ler - 12/11/2011 10:00 AM
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How many times has this poor excuse of a officer done this before ? As I said earlier I was married to a CHP dispatch supervisor I know for a fact that cops look the other way all the time if its one of their own, Il bet this officer has been stopped before drunk and let go cause hes a officer, If not I know it happens all the time he just got a hard nosed old school cop that didnt care he was a cop and did his job anyway.

rddc1947 - 12/11/2011 9:32 AM
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In answer, to ste670ler, there should be taxi driver's who are asigned to the Grand Sierra to assist the drunken officer's. With this being said, how can they put their wife's life or girlfriend's life on the line by driving home drunk? I have a very good idea here for the taxi driver's in Reno for Xmas nite. LET'S GET THE DRUNK COPS OFF THE ROAD SAFELY...LOL....

rddc1947 - 12/11/2011 9:20 AM
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I wonder if he is on "PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE"? Probably.lol....When you screw up by getting drunk and putting everybody's life on the highway in jeopardy, you are acting recklesly. He not only put's his own life on the line but everyone. Now, that being said, it is a habit of law enforcment, attorney's, etc. to protect their own. YOU GUY'S ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND THE REST OF US ARE TIRED OF SEEING YOU GUY'S ACT COCKY. Mind you, there are good cops, bad cops, it is up to you to set an example and this is not one of them. I hope I am wrong, but isn't he the same officer who killed a kid on his bycycle? Fortunately, there are alot of good officer's out there who put their lives on the line everyday and I for one are appreciative for that. Yes, they have duties to perform which are part of their job's and having to go to someone's door to inform them of bad new's is one of them. This guy could have been the officer who caused this by being drunk. He is not the example I would want to see on the highway.

ste670ler - 12/11/2011 9:13 AM
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I was married to a CHP Dispatch supervisor in Susanville, every year they have a Xmas party @ the Grand Sierra NHP & CHP together half of those officers drove home drunk all I can say FU NHP

ste670ler - 12/11/2011 9:12 AM
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I was married to a CHP Dispatch supervisor in Susanville, every year they have a Xmas party @ the Grand Sierra NHP & CHP together half of those officers drove home drunk all I can say FU NHP !

longdriveway - 12/11/2011 8:48 AM
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Providing that this is his first DUI, He doesnt neccesarily need to loose his job at NHP but he should never be able to cite or arrest someone for a DUI/DWI for a long time. These guys are not above the law, even though they often act like it. Hopefully he will have to jump through all the hoops anybody else would. Even more, as he is supposed to be protecting us from that behavior. He should, in fact volunterily subject himself to the same treatment anyone else would get. I might respect him if he did.

Chief Genius - 12/11/2011 8:42 AM
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You know it's laughable how judgemental you are when it's a police officer that gets arrested for DUI. However when it's you or your buddy "why can't you just let us go?!" Get over yourselves. He's human and he made a mistake move on. And yes he is a police officer and held to a higher standard. But when was the last time you had to pull dead bodies from vehicles? Or notify a parent on Father's Day or Mother's Day that their child was killed? When was the last time some deranged person decided you were the one the voices were telling them to kill and you had to fight for your life? I'm not condoning his behavior. He broke the law and he will pay his due. I'm just asking for people to put it in prospective.

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