West Jordan, Utah City Councilman Claims “Protection” from Officers Who Arrest Him for DUI
By Ken K. Gourdin
A West Jordan, Utah, city councilman recently was charged with DUI after he returned to the bar where he had become inebriated to retrieve his vehicle after being given a ride home by a West Jordan police officer. As South Jordan, Utah officers who were called to the scene to deal with the conflict of interest attempted to take him into custody, he stated he had “protection” as a member of the city council.
For coverage of the incident, see here, last accessed August 25, 2016: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865661036/West-Jordan-councilman-pleads-not-guilty-to-leaving-scene-of-accident.html.
Had I been one of the officers who responded to the scene, I would have told him, “Not to worry, Sir. If it’s protection you’re interested in, the place where you’re going is very well protected.”