NYS Corrections Officer Christopher McPherson
By Davy V.
A New York State Corrections officer has been charged with felony DWI after crashing his vehicle into a highway barrier.
Christopher McPherson, 30, a corrections officer at Five Points Corrections Facility in Seneca County, NY, was driving drunk Saturday morning at 2:45 a.m. on Interstate 490 near Brighton, NY when he crashed into a concrete expressway barrier.
McPherson, who has a previous DWI conviction, then refused a breathalyzer test.
Despite Christopher McPherson's prior DWI conviction, and the fact that he was charged with Felony DWI, as well as speeding and Driving Without an Ignition Interlock Device, he was released with an an appearance ticket.
Released to his mother.
Tuesday morning I spoke with Trooper Spezio of the New York State Police Troop E headquarters on Scottsville Rd. in Rochester, NY and after asking him if Christopher McPherson had to post bail (LIKE ME OR YOU WOULD HAVE TO DO), Trooper Spezio replied, "No. He was released to his mother. He received an appearance ticket."
So let me get this straight.
An individual, who just happens to be a New York State Corrections officer puts innocent lives at risk by driving drunk, then this individual, who again, happens to be a New York State Corrections officer, crashes into an expressway barrier at 2:45 in the morning, and it's his second DWI, and he refuses a breathalyzer test, is charged with Felony DWI, but gets a break by his fellow New York State employees, the New York State Police by receiving an appearance ticket instead of jailing him and making him post bail?
On top of that the New York State Police then releases a drunk individual, a habitual offender who has more than demonstrated a complete disregard for the law and human life and who has gone as far as laughing at the fact that he was ordered by a judge to drive with an ignition interlock device, the New York State Police release this individual, a grown man, to his mother?
Risking that he get behind the wheel again?
The "Good Ol' Boys Club" is alive and well!