By Garth O'Brien | December 15, 2009
Filed Under DUI
Idaho Falls, Idaho. Fifteen year veteran of the Idaho Falls Police Department found himself on the wrong side of the law when he was stopped by an Idaho State Patrol troooper. Garry William Squires had a few drinks with friends and his wife, and then made the mistake of driving.
An ISP trooper stopped Squires and requested Squires provide a breath sample. The results were not disclosed, but after that test Squires was arrested and processed for DUI. Squires did not waste time litigating his case and immediately entered a plea of guilty. The court issued a standard sentence treating officer Squires like an ordinary citizen. Squires will serve three days in jail, pay a base fine of $500.00 and will be on supervised probation for 18 months.
Idaho Falls Police Chief Steve Roos does not condone the actions of his officer, but he did not fire Squires. Instead, Squires is on unpaid administrative leave for three weeks. Squires was also demoted to senior patrol officer and will be able to re-take the sergeant exam in one year.