Monday, August 03, 2009

A lawman who should have thought a little more

Sometimes, it's just better to stay home after drinking rather than trying to impress your friends with your job.
Arthur Todd MacCubbin is a Bexar County deputy constable from Precinct 2 and has been employed there for five years. MacCubbin was pulled over by a San Antonio police officer at Loop 1604 and Culebra on the far northwest side of San Antonio around 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

MacCubbin had three passengers in his patrol car. Officers said he was driving recklessly with his emergency lights on and trying to pull cars over.

"He was an on-call officer, and a county car was available for his official use," Precinct Two's Assistant Chief, Wendell Tomlin, explained.

San Antonio Police officers say MacCubbin was driving so dangerously he caused one of their officers to crash during a chase. The arresting officers said once they finally pulled over MacCubbin, the deputy constable and his three friends had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, reeked of alcohol, and could hardly stand up. [emphasis added]
(from WOAI-TV)

Did he not think his flashing lights would get somebody else's attention (like the police)? And how does an officer "try" to pull someone over? Did the citizens not respond to him, or did they actually pull over and he just blew past them (probably laughing with his buddies the whole way)?

Inquiring minds want to know.


Dave said...

Good times.

Yea. Now what is it that the Constables do?

Albatross said...

Not enough to keep them occupied, apparently.

Dave said...

My son interned at that precinct and while he had lots of good training and enjoyed his time there, had nothing positive to say about the character of the officer involved in this incident.

Albatross said...

Your son seems to be quite astute.