Contributed Photo/Courtesy SPD: An ADOC officer was arrested by a Safford officer early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
By Jon Johnson
SAFFORD – The blue wall of silence may symbolize loyalty among police officers to some, but to others, it demonstrates how some could get away with a crime because they are a police officer.
Recently, an ex-cop was arrested and is suspected of being the “Golden State Killer”, who terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s and is believed to have killed 12 people, raped at least 50, and burglarized more than 120 homes. It is unknown if a blue code of silence ultimately helped him escape justice until now.
In Safford, officers do not put anyone above the law – even other officers – and perform their duties to the safety of the community.
On Sunday, April 22, Jordyn Carrasco was placed under arrest for DUI during the early morning hours.
According to a Safford Police report, Carrasco was seen weaving while driving a sedan at about 2:35 a.m. as she was southbound on 8th Avenue.
Carrasco was pulled over and when the officer asked for her license, registration, and proof of insurance, he reported Carrasco leaned away from him and quickly shoved Cheetos in her mouth.
Despite the confection, the officer noted he could still smell alcohol on her breath and asked how much she had to drink. At first, Carrasco allegedly informed the officer that she doesn’t drink alcohol, then said she had one beer earlier. She blamed her swerving for being on the phone with her boyfriend, who was despondent.
During a subsequent field sobriety test, the officer reported that Carrasco repeatedly informed him that she was an officer with the Arizona Department of Corrections. While taking the portable breath test (PBT), she asked for a break several times and reiterated that she was an officer for ADOC and that she lived just up the road. The PBT listed her breath/alcohol concentration at .156 percent.
The officer then attempted to place Carrasco under arrest and she allegedly began to resist and repeatedly told the Safford officer that he was ruining her career as an ADOC officer.
Carrasco was transported to the Safford Police Department, where she submitted to a blood draw. The blood was packaged and sent to the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Crime Lab in Tucson for testing. Carrasco was then released to family members.
A possible DUI charge is pending review from the Graham County Attorney’s Office and the results of the blood test.