San Diego DUI attorneys feel some small towns protect their cops charged with a DUI. San Luis Obispo County Under Sheriff Steve Bolts will not be convicted of drunk driving charges in California.
The cop’s blood was retested at .07 even though initial results showed a blood alcohol level of .09%. His blood sample was later retested at a laboratory in San Francisco and came back .07 percent, conveniently under the legal limit of .08.
He pled not guilty to the California DUI charge and it was dismissed Monday. He pled no contest to a charge of reckless driving, California Vehicle Code Section 23103(a). He was fined only $500 and was placed on only 3 years informed probation.
While Bolts retired from the department last Friday, maybe he should have waited until after Monday!