St. Louis County police enact drinking policy

St. Louis County police enact drinking policy

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ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: St. Louis County Police Chief watches the presentations prior to the game between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

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Posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 2 at 1:31 PM

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County police are enacting a new alcohol policy for officer who drive patrol cars off-duty after an officer was videotaped drinking before driving.

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the new requirement holds officers to the same standard as airline pilots and commercial truck drivers. Their blood-alcohol content cannot exceed 0.04 percent. That is half of the 0.08 percent standard in Missouri for being considered too drunk to drive.

   The policy was adopted after 32-year-old Luke Lamb of Greenfield, Ill., received a speeding ticket in August from an off-duty officer, then videotaped the officer drinking before driving the marked patrol car.
   Police Chief Tim Fitch says a zero alcohol content policy would be unreasonable.
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   Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com
 
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