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Dismissal of Schenectady cop’s DWI case upheld

Judge agrees breath test lacked probable cause

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The city police officer who signed a “last-chance” agreement to remain on the force after being accused of driving drunk has now seen dismissal of his underlying criminal case affirmed on appeal, attorneys said Tuesday. In an order issued earlier this month, Schenectady County Court Judge Karen Drago upheld an earlier dismissal of the case against Jonathan Haigh, affirming a City Court ruling that police lacked probable cause to arrest Haigh. Haigh’s attorney, Kevin K. ...


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safny
February 20, 2013
5:34 a.m.

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it's fewer rights, not less rights, counselor. nice to work hard to pay this guy's salary.

tues8capt
February 20, 2013
6:27 a.m.

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It does sound like the Brothers-in-Blue know how to play all the little games for one of their own; and this is supposed to give us confidence in our police forces? Does the average Joe get a 'last-chance' agreement? I can't wait to hear the outcome of the very recent case in Albany.

reader1
February 20, 2013
6:27 a.m.

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"...holds no animosity towards the arresting officer" -Why should he?

wmarincic
February 20, 2013
8:42 a.m.

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They did their job, once a person is home for any ammount of time and out of site of witnesses you have no idea what he is doing. He may have been shaken up and started drinking at home. It is difficult to prove and everyone did the right thing here. BTW the rules are the same for everyone.

reader1
February 20, 2013
4:13 p.m.

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"Last chance agreement" is related to his employment status - it has nothing to do with what happened in his criminal case. So, unless the average Joe is employed by the Police Department - it is not relevant

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