Sergeant John C. Flanagan, who was fired in August, had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system when Surprise police pulled him over in March , according to a document from the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.
Flanagan had his two children, ages 5 and 7, in his car when he was stopped, the document said.
The law-enforcement oversight board will now determine whether to strip the 13-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department of his certification to be a police officer in Arizona.
Executive Director Lyle Mann said Flanagan has until mid-February to request an appeal.
“It’s now up to him as to whether or not he wants a hearing before they consider action against his certification,” Mann said.
Flanagan, 41, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of aggravated DUI and one count of extreme aggravated DUI. All counts are considered felonies, but were designated Class 1 misdemeanors after Flanagan pleaded guilty.
Flanagan, who could not be reached for comment, served 10 days in jail, received two years’ probation and 80 hours of community service in addition to fines and fees, according to court officials.