published Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Red Bank increasing its DUI patrolling

The Red Bank Police Department will be increasing its DUI patrolling starting Friday.

From Friday through Jan. 2, officers will conduct saturation patrols looking for drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to Red Bank Police news release.

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Pizzaguy said...

All those clubs and bars in Red Bank! What a joke. Better option would be to set up on Sunday's for anyone that went to church and received communion with wine. Free profiling for Red Bank's finest!

December 22, 2011 at 2:02 p.m.
jesse said...

THATS JUST WHAT RED BANK NEEDS TO DO !! like my kids live in red bank and i am afraid to visit them COLD SOBER JUST because of the nazi regime in red bank!

i was raised in n.chatta. and red bank and ,over the last 40 yrs.watched it degrade into a semi slum!!speed trap. low rent comm. what ever you want to call it you will be close to the truth! NOBODY WANTS TO LIVE IN RED BANK ANY MORE!!the hell hole of hamilton co!!

December 22, 2011 at 2:05 p.m.
Walden said...

Whenever I drive through Red Bank I feel like the stranger in one of those old westerns, where everyone stares at him and locks their windows when he rides through town.

December 22, 2011 at 2:07 p.m.
lookinfour said...

Anyone have Sargent Thompsons cell number. Just in case over the holidays I get in a jam I know who to call to get me out.

Amazing. Great timing for Red Bank to publish their DUI saturation patrol the same day they announce the 911 dispatcher pulled over for a DUI stop and released to her granddaddy. For the love of justice....

December 22, 2011 at 2:33 p.m.
dao1980 said...

I thought red bank had already gone out of business... or... maybe this is like a "going out of business sale" where they try to generate just enough money to pay for the lock & chain for the front door.

December 22, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.
macropetala8 said...

Red Bank police officers, dispatcher cleared in DUI case

RBPD refuse to hold accountable the drunk drivers working for them, but they'll arrest joe civilian for running a stop sign? What a freakin' joke the law and laws have become in this country!

Their cash flow must be terribly hurting.

December 22, 2011 at 5:04 p.m.
sunnydelight said...

I notice the van is parking at the Antique Auction house again . If you get a ticket there you may want to check the distance from the nearest speed limit change. I think it's in violation of the one mile limit . I would contest it myself should I get one.

December 23, 2011 at 2:43 a.m.
hcirehttae said...

This really is just too much. Red Bank's police department should be disbanded and their duties turned over to the county.

First the Red Bank officer pulls over the 911 dispatcher, conducts "field sobriety tests" which are very subjective by their nature, decides to handcuff her and place her in the back of the patrol car, while simultaneously deciding that she's not drunk and won't be charged with DUI... Huh?

(Whatever happened to breathalyzers? Isn't there a hospital for blood alcohol testing right across the street from where this incident occurred?)

Another officer drives up and says, "Hey, do you know that gal in the back seat is 'on the job'?" just to be passing the time of day -- of course there's no implication of affecting the first officer's disposition of the case, just a casual comment like "How 'bout them Vols?"

At this point, police get very careful about what they do next, wanting to err on the side of rectitude, correct? "Purer than Caesar's wife" standard, and all that.

So the first officer notifies dispatch and asks to be called on his private cell phone to discuss the matter so they won't be recorded. That's in the police academy procedures manual, right? "Always use untraceable communications when there's a chance your actions will be questioned later."

Later the Red Bank Department investigates itself and (Surprise, surprise, surprise, Sergeant Carter!) finds no significant misconduct, and thus "an oral reprimand" is to be placed in the first officer's file. (I'd like to see how that's done, actually. Wouldn't it slip out into the air?)

So the next day, stepped-up DUI patrols in Red Bank are announced. "And the Police Academy Award for failure to recognize irony in everyday life goes to..."

December 23, 2011 at 7:19 a.m.
sbm362 said...

Radar vans, speed cameras, b.s. DUI patrols...I feel so much safer knowing the SS is patroling my community.

December 23, 2011 at 9:51 a.m.
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