CHP officer sentenced in DUI case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On Tuesday, a jury convicted Edward Marquez of 2-counts of driving under the influence.

Marquez was scheduled to work as an officer for the California Highway Patrol in Bakersfield on the morning of September 27, 2012. When Marquez reported for duty, a supervisor smelled alcohol on his breath and noticed that he appeared to be intoxicated, District Attorney Lisa Green said.

Breath tests showed that Marquez's blood alcohol count was approximately 0.12% at the time that he drove to work that morning, Green said.

Green said, "A police officer should know better than to drive while impaired. It is a reminder to all of us that anyone who drives impaired endangers others on the road will face the consequences."

Marquez is no employed as a CHP officer.

Sentencing was immediate following his conviction.

Marquez was sentenced to two days in jail, 80 hours of community service, fined, his license was suspended and he was placed on probation.


 

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