Morning Poll: Is Dave Hendershott's Son Getting Special Treatment After Second DUI Stop in Two Weeks?
As you may have heard, the son of Dave Hendershott, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's shamed former chief deputy, was stopped over the weekend for his second (alleged) DUI in two weeks.
The DUI stop was made about 10 a.m. Sunday.
Jeffrey Hendershott, 29, is yet to be charged -- charging, Phoenix Sergeant Trent Crump says, will occur only after lab analysis of the evidence.
Again, this is the younger Hendershott's second DUI stop in two weeks. Not to mention, one witness described his condition at the time of the stop as "completely out of it. He was looking straight up at the ceiling and he was like rocking back and forth on his steering wheel."
The debate over whether Hendershott is getting special treatment has already commenced on our post from yesterday, which you can see by clicking here.
New Times reader Mikey1969 offers the following critique of how Hendershott's case is being handled:
Really? The guy has a hit and run DUI two weeks ago, and they pull over for another and release him before charging him??????? You have GOT to be kidding me. For one, I have N-E-V-E-R heard of someone not being booked for a DUI, Hell, When I got my DUI back in '94, they took me in to the police station, booked me and ran the breathalyzer at the same time. I would imagine it's the same with blood. To start with, you need correctly trained to people to draw the blood, and I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that they don't do this in the field. They either have officers trained in phlebotomy at the station, or they take you in, call someone who is trained, and keep you in a holding cell while waiting.
This stinks of total bullshit back-scratching to me, no matter the excuse. Wish I had a powerful daddy when I got my 2 DUI's...
About those, BTW. The first one, I didn't even know I was in my car to begin with. My friends should never have let me leave the house, I was in total blackout. The second one, I was at exactly the legal limit, but passed every test, so they called in a Supervisor to administer more tests. Eventually, I didn't pass, I'm sure if I had, they would have called in someone even higher. This doesn't excuse them at all, I just don't ant people to think that I am some kind of serial DUI hypocrite. Also, they were 6 years apart, and the last one was 17 years ago.
But we want to know what you think: is the shamed former chief deputy's son getting special treatment from police?
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