Former DUI Officer Sentenced for Driving Under the Influence

A former Boulder DUI enforcement officer has been sentenced to 10 days of electronic home monitoring, 24 hours of community service, and a $400 fine for driving with a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit.  She must also undergo alcohol evaluation and treatment while being on probation for one year.

Elizabeth Ward was arrested on December 4th after an Arvada off-duty officer saw her wearing through traffic and fluctuating speeds on Interstate 25.  Eventually, Ward stopped on the interstate where police said she was “having difficulty maintaining her balance while walking.”  According to the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Ward’s blood alcohol content was 0.288.

Adams County Judge Brian Bowen told Ward that her blood alcohol content was “a tremendously high number. You are fortunate to be standing in front of us today.”

Elizabeth Ward was terminated from her position at the Boulder police department following her arrest

This was the 2nd Boulder police officer to be arrested in the last three months.  In March Scott Morris pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and to prohibited use of a weapon.  Morris received a six-month deferred sentence for the weapons charge and one year probation for the driving charge.