Chandler Police Officer Resigns After Extreme DUI

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A Chandler police officer is off the force after being arrested for extreme DUI over the summer. According to The Arizona Republic,  Garrett Dever was nabbed after crashing into a pole near Pecos and Recker.  Dever is the son of late Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever. 

Dever's father, former Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, died in a single vehicle accident in 2012. Medical examiners determined he had a blood alcohol level of .29 at the time of the crash. 

Gilbert police say Garrett Dever identified himself as "Bruce" when they arrived at the crash site. Dever reportedly fled the scene and tried to hide something in a dirt lot near the crash site. Officers later found an empty bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey in the lot as well as an empty Jim Beam bottle in the vehicle Dever was driving. 

Disciplinary documents also show Dever had previously been suspended for misusing a police database. Dever reportedly investigated a man that he believed was having an affair with his wife. Dever's wife, who was an officer with the Tempe Police Department, resigned after tipping off a drug suspect that she had been dating. She was convicted of hindering prosecution and received a year and a half of probation. 

Dever had been with the Chandler Police Department since 2002. His next court hearing is October 5th and the case will be heard by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board today. 

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