Colorado State Patrol trooper free on bail in DUI case; hearing set |

Colorado State Patrol trooper free on bail in DUI case; hearing set

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado state trooper who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving while on duty is free on $1,000 bail.

Forty-eight-year-old David Dolan was arrested outside Denver while in uniform and driving a marked Colorado State Patrol car Monday. Authorities say several people called 911 to report the car was being driven erratically.

A woman who answered his home phone hung up without commenting Tuesday. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney.

The district attorney’s spokeswoman declined to comment.

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Dolan faces charges of driving under the influence and prohibited use of weapons. Colorado law makes it illegal for anyone to have a firearm while intoxicated. He is due in court Monday to discuss his bail.

Dolan is on unpaid leave. The patrol has launched an internal investigation.

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