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Did arrest of off-duty sheriffs deputy cause a rift between police agencies?

Rochester, N.Y-- 48 year-old, former Monroe County Deputy Robert Glazier was off-duty and returning from his hunting camp with his girlfriend's 11 year old son,  when he was stopped in Avon, Livingston County and later arrested for felony DWI.

A decorated Monroe County Sheriff's deputy has resigned after being charged with felony DWI, under Leandra's Law.

Read More at: http://www.13wham.com/news/features/featured/stories/decorated-mcso-deputy-resigns-after-felony-dwi-arrest-1234.shtmlA decorated Monroe County Sheriff's deputy has resigned after being charged with felony DWI, under Leandra's Law.

Read More at: http://www.13wham.com/news/features/featured/stories/decorated-mcso-deputy-resigns-after-felony-dwi-arrest-1234.shtml A decorated Monroe County Sheriff's deputy has resigned after being charged with felony DWI, under Leandra's Law.

Read More at: http://www.13wham.com/news/features/featured/stories/decorated-mcso-deputy-resigns-after-felony-dwi-arrest-1234.shtml

Livingston County Sheriffs Deputies said they received 911 calls saying the pickup truck Glazier was driving was swerving all over the road.

Glazier told deputies at first that he had not been drinking. Then after questioning, he admitted to having two rum and cokes. Deputies also told 13 WHAM they found a red plastic cup with alcohol in it in the truck.

Glazier refused to take a breathalyzer test and deputies said he failed five field sobriety tests, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. It was an automatic felony under Leandra's law , because Glazier's passenger was a child under 15.

13 WHAM News obtained a copy of the police report from that arrest under the Freedom of Information Law.

That 33 page report includes accounts from Glazier, the arresting deputies, the 11 year old in his truck and the 911 caller who reported the erratic driving.

In it, Glazier is quoted as asking Livingston County Sheriffs deputies at least ten times to"give him a break" as a courtesy. When deputies refused, Glazier told them they couldn't arrest another cop because quote: "That would start a war between the two departments."

Deputies told Glazier he had to be charged because: "this matter needs to be investigated."

At one point deputies reported that Glazier suggested that the 911 call reporting his erratic driving could disappear. The arresting officer saying in the report: "Robert asked if he could get rid of the 911 call."

Monroe County Sheriff Pat O'Flynn said he hadn't seen the police report but he denied that the arrest caused any rift between the departments and said they continue to work together, including the SWAT teams, which practice together. Glazier was a SWAT team member but resigned after his arrest.

Livingston County Sheriffs Officials also denied any problems.

O'Flynn said his command officers were made aware of the arrest and at no time was any special favor requested or expected.

O'Flynn told 13WHAM News: "The badge doesn't get you special privileges if you make bad decisions, you have to live with the consequences."

Sheriff O'Flynn said Glazier met with him after his arrest and apologized for discrediting the department and himself.

He faces charges of felony DWI and Endangering the Welfare of a child.

We did attempt to reach Glazier for comment.


 
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