How dumb can one ex-deputy be? Dumb enough that Allan James Waters showed up drunk to his DUI sentencing! (Like they weren’t going to notice!)
The former Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy was caught driving under the influence of a lot of prescription pills on March 1, 2010. He crashed into another vehicle after he failed to stop at a red light. Deputies who knew Waters responded to the accident and then 30 minutes later released him to drive off! (Can we say cover up?) Seven minutes after his first crash he proceeded to have 911 called on him multiple times for driving recklessly, failing to accelerate at a green light, partially stopping in an intersection at a red light, and almost crashing into another motorist. (Nice to know that if the deputies fail to do their jobs the citizens will!)
Waters then hit a curb and over-corrected swerving to his left where he then hit ANOTHER car driving in the left lane! But when he has an accident he really has an accident because he hit the car so hard that it jumped over a planter to the wrong side of the road! He then drove a “short distance” before stopping. In the last accident he injured a 78-year-old woman.
When the deputies got to this scene they called the California Highway Patrol (CHP.) They saw that he was displaying signs of drug use including slurred speech, trouble following directions, and a lack of balance. (Why didn’t the deputies see all that?)
He was arrested, finally, and then released on bail. (Can we say obvious risk to society?) Waters pleaded guilty in April to driving under the influence of prescription drugs while off duty, crashing into a Lexus, and then, about an hour later, crashing into a Toyota, and injuring that 78-year-old woman. Investigators later said that they found evidence that Waters switched doctors multiple times, falsified documents, and once traded fake cocaine for more prescription pills.
Waters’ $100,000 bail had the condition that he not consume alcohol. (What about not consuming the pills that caused the mess to begin with?)
Now flash forward to June 10, 2011. A bailiff informed prosecutors that Mr Waters had alcohol on his breath when he showed up to court. Because of this Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon used that as his basis to ask Orange County Superior Court Judge Frank Fasel to increase the 37-year-old Waters’ bail. (Why not put him in jail to rot awhile?) Judge Fasel agreed and upped the bail to $250,000. He also postponed the sentencing on the previous charges of DUI and set another appearance for this dumb criminal on Wednesday to face new charges for showing up drunk. Waters’ is already looking at a possible 15 years and 4 months in prison. (I would’ve needed a drink too!)