Allegedly drunk Colorado trooper due in court
CASTLE ROCK, Colorado – A Colorado state trooper accused of driving drunk in his patrol car is scheduled to be in court.
Forty-eight-year-old David Dolan is charged with driving under the influence and is on unpaid leave. He is free on $1,000 bail. He is due in court Monday morning.
A lawyer for Dolan says the trooper has post-traumatic stress disorder and is being treated at a mental health and substance abuse facility. The lawyer says Dolan’s PTSD was caused by the trooper’s work on the Colorado State Patrol fatalities unit.
Dolan was arrested March 22 after several drivers called 911 to report a patrol car was being driven erratically. His arrest was captured by television news helicopters.