San Diego police detective charged with DUI
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A San Diego police detective, arrested when officers
found her passed out in a parked car in Balboa Park, pleaded guilty to a DUI
charge and was sentenced to five years probation and fined $2,133.
Karen Almos also was ordered to complete a three-month DUI program,
participate in a Mothers Against Drunk Driving victim impact panel and do 24
hours of volunteer work.
Almos, 47, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday but she entered her plea
Friday through her attorney, James Bishop.
Almos, a 16-year SDPD veteran, was found passed out in a car about 3:30
p.m. on Feb. 22 near the Balboa Park Club on Pan America Plaza.
Bishop issued the following statement on his client's behalf.
“Ms. Almos has accepted full responsibility for her actions on Feb. 22,
2014,” the statement read. “Even though she only drove a very short
distance in a parking lot before realizing it would not be prudent to drive any
further, she wished to resolve this isolated incident as quickly as possible.
Ms. Almos apologizes to Chief Zimmerman, her fellow officers and to her friends
and family for any embarrassment she may have caused them. She looks forward to
continuing to help others in both her professional and personal life.”