Denver Police Lieutenant Arrested For DUI
Timothy Rusk, a lieutenant with the Denver Police Department, was arrested for DUI and prohibited use of a firearm on January 4, 2012. According to police, Rusk was found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .176%, which is more than double the state’s legal limit of .08%. Court documents state that Rusk was released after posting a cash bond of $1,000. Rusk has had a few run-ins with law enforcement before, having been arrested for DUI back in 2004 as well as another charge for felony trespassing in 1999.
Rusk was arrested in Jefferson County for DUI in 2004 but later plead guilty to driving while impaired. The felony trespassing charge apparently stemmed off of an incident that occurred at Rusk’s girlfriends house, although those charges were later dropped. Rusk has not yet made a statement and the Elbert County Sheriff’s office will not be releasing any of their documentation on the case since it was filed with the district attorney’s office. Matt Murray, a Lieutenant and aide to the Chief of Police did say that Rusk has been moved to a desk assignment pending an investigation. Murray commented, “We are aware of it and we have an internal affairs investigation underway“.