Shelby Co. (ECWd) -
We first reported on Shelby County Corrections Officer Christopher Zakowski DUI arrest in this article. We have now obtained the arrest report and first want to thank the arresting officer for doing the very job he took an oath to perform. Officer Adam Jones recognized Zakowski as a Shelby County Corrections Officer when he made the stop and did not allow that to factor in during his investigation of the alleged crime. All too often we see officers provide cover for other people in the law enforcement/corrections occupations and that was not the case here.
Zakowski had a BAC of .141 and admitted to the use of Gabapentin, a drug commonly given for seizure prevention and neuropathic pain.
Rather than taking responsibility, Zakowski stated the arresting officer "..was ruining his life, causing him to likely lose his job", "..could have let me get a ride.
His arrest was a result of another driver on the road that was almost struck by Zakowski who called 911 to report an alleged drunk driver.
Thank you to the Moweaqua Police Department!
A copy of the police report can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.