An Aurora police officer caught driving a department vehicle while drunk, on duty, in uniform, with his gun, remains on the job, a CBS4 Investigation has uncovered. Officer Nate Meier, 48, of Parker, also never faced a criminal DUI case in connection with the March 2019 incident.
According to an internal affairs summary of evidence against Meier obtained by CBS4 Investigates, two citizens called 911 on March 29 at 3:44 p.m. after finding the officer unconscious and unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his unmarked APD vehicle near Buckley Air Force Base. He was on duty, in uniform, operating an unmarked APD vehicle and was armed with his duty weapon at the time. His car was running and in gear and his foot was on the brake according to police.
When Meier didn’t respond to attempts to wake him up and open his door, the fire department broke out his window. According to the internal affairs summary, APD officers “reported smelling the odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage.”
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