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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

[AL] Officer Saccocio quits after 911 call from girlfriend & a DUI arrest

"By his resignation, any further investigation or disciplinary action is moot at this point," [Tuscumbia Police Chief Terry] Sherron said...

Tuscumbia police officer charged with DUI
By Bernie Delinski
December 30. 2007
A Tuscumbia police officer was arrested and charged with driving under the influence late Saturday night after Florence police pulled him over following a short high-speed chase... David Saccocio, 28, was charged with DUI just before 10 p.m., according to Florence police reports... Florence Deputy Chief Tony Logan said his department was notified of the incident when Saccocio's girlfriend called 911 from her residence on Crest Street and reported Saccocio was "tearing up the house." Officers responded and noticed Saccocio's pickup, Logan said. They chased him for a short time, with speeds reaching 80 mph at times, before he pulled over on Mitchell Boulevard, near O'Neal Bridge. Logan said Saccocio was taken into custody without additional problems.

Tuscumbia police officer arrested for DUI
Times Daily, AL
By Bernie Delinski
December 31. 2007
...The chief said Saccocio's next shift was scheduled to start Wednesday, but he will not be allowed to return before the issue is resolved... Authorities said he refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. Saccocio was taken to the Lauderdale County Detention Center. It is standard procedure to keep a DUI suspect in the facility for at least 18 hours if the suspect refuses a breath test... "It's a real shame that this happened," [Tuscumbia Mayor Bill] Shoemaker said...

Officer resigns after DUI arrest
Times Daily, AL
By Bernie Delinski
January 01. 2008
A Tuscumbia police officer who was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence has resigned... [Tuscumbia Police Chief Terry] Sherron said he has been told that Saccocio already has flown back to his hometown in Rhode Island. "By his resignation, any further investigation or disciplinary action is moot at this point," Sherron said... "We hate that this kind of thing happened," he said. "We always try to hold ourselves to a higher standard."...

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