Sierra Vista Police Officer Stripped of Peace Office Certification

Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 9:39 pm    

Joseph Arnason, 26, has officially had his peace officer certification revoked and will no longer be able to conduct police work for the remainder of his life after being convicted for a DUI in March.

On a cold December morning in 2014, Aranson was on his way to begin his 7 a.m. shift at the police station when he rear-ended a civilian pickup truck which proceeded to collide into the vehicle in front of it. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries at the time of the accident. Arizona State Troopers were sent to investigate the accident due to the involvement of a official police vehicle to prevent a conflict of interest.

Aranson proceeded to be picked up by a fellow police officer to return to the police station, when the other officer smelled the distinct odor of alcohol. The other officer notified officials and a breathalyzer test was conducted. Aranson tested above the legal limit with a .09%, and a subsequent blood test was ordered. Aranson was terminated immediately and pleaded guilty to DUI charges in March.

It’s lucky that no one was seriously hurt in this accident. Many drunk driving collisions result in severe injuries or even death.

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your suffering. Driving drunk drastically raises the statistical likelihood of a motor vehicle accident, and those that willingly choose to do so should be held accountable for any injuries they may cause. Call Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. today at (520) 529-1515 to speak with a qualified Tuscon drunk driving accident lawyer.