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Cops Arrest Drunk Driver with his Penis Out — But then They Find Out Who He Is and Let Him Go

Blaine, MN — Blaine Police officers, responding to reports of an alarm at the Lexington Avenue Fleet Farm in November, discovered something startling — a man passed out behind the wheel of a car with its engine running. But that wasn’t all.

Two officers spent a few minutes pounding the roof of the car and banging the windows in an attempt to rouse the driver. According to reports, they observed “open containers of silver Coors Light cans in the passenger seat.”

Dash cam footage obtained by local KARE 11 shows the Blaine officers beating the car while repeatedly yelling for its occupant to “Wake up!” When they finally manage to capture the driver’s attention, he appears incapable of understanding or following basic commands.

“Can you open it?” Officer Brad Nordby asks — nine times, according to the footage — “Ok, open the door.”

Then he realizes something more is amiss.

“Oh, great,” he says to his partner. “His penis is out of his pants.”

After first revving the engine, the driver eventually exits the vehicle; but he remains incoherent and unable to understand what the officers are saying.

They then proceed to administer basic sobriety tests — which the man stumbles through but simply cannot complete. Eventually, one of them tells the clearly impaired driver, “Why don’t you just go sit on my bumper, ok? You’re going to fall [over] on me.”

Video shows the driver with his arms extended, as one of the cops asks “Can you take off your hat for a second?” But he has to repeat the question a number of times. Finally, the driver, later identified as William Monberg, explains, “I don’t understand what you want me to do.”

Dash video records Monberg blowing into a breathalyzer, and according to police reports, he registered .202 — more than two and a half times above the legal limit.

“William, right now I’m going to place you under arrest for DWI,” says the officer. “Ok, so put your hands behind your back for me.” He is then placed in the back of the patrol car.

It would seem to be an open-and-shut case. Not quite.

Upon examining the contents of Monberg’s wallet, one officer says, “Oh, crap.”

Looking at one another, without saying a word, both officers pull their body mics out of their pockets — and shut them off. Then they step away from the camera.

The mic and camera in the patrol car is still recording as the pair allow the inebriated Monberg out of the back of the vehicle.

When he’s placed back in patrol car, he is no longer in handcuffs.

“I just need to figure out a way to get him home,” one of the cops can be heard saying.

As it turns out, William Monberg is an investigator for the Columbia Heights Police Department. And Norby and his partner, Officer Brandon Fettig, are performing what is known as “professional courtesy” — the unspoken rule among police that they will not arrest one of their own.

KARE 11 reported, Monberg “was not taken into custody. No mugshots were taken. His car was not towed. Instead, the Blaine officers helped him arrange a ride home.” In fact, “no official police reports were filed at the time.”

Talk about Blue Privilege.

Monberg almost got away scot-free — with the help of fellow officers. Until Blaine Police Chief Chris Olson had an investigator find out what had happened that night.

Monberg ended up officially charged with DWI in December, though he has pled not guilty. His court date is scheduled for March 2.

As for Norby and Rettig, Olson told KARE 11, “In this case, inexperienced officers made a mistake. It’s not acceptable” — though neither has faced disciplinary action.

Officer Monberg issued a statement to KARE 11 in which he said he is “profoundly ashamed, embarrassed, and disappointed” in himself over the incident.

This was not a case of officers excusing another from a parking ticket — though that wouldn’t be acceptable, either. Monberg was seriously incapacitated on the night of November 7, 2015, and could have gravely injured or killed someone had he attempted to drive in that state. The lack of discipline for the officers involved in this attempted cover-up leaves little doubt similar “professional courtesy” will happen again.

  • Gordon Haire

    He’ll get off with the DUI charge because they did not see the man driving. He was guilty of public intoxication, but they didn’t charge him with that. I don’t think an indecent exposure charge would even stick under these circumstances. If that state has an open container law, he could get stuck with that. They charged him with an offense for which there is no evidence. He can say he got drunk in his parked car and was sleeping it off.

    • whatever

      If the keys were in the car which it was it is DUI. In this case the engine running, again DUI

      • Wayne C. Fox

        Obviously he was listening to mood music for his encounter.

      • Revving

        After first revving the engine, the driver eventually exits the vehicle; but he remains incoherent and unable to understand what the officers are saying… QED

    • Eric Knudsen

      That’s incorrect. When keys are in the car, its a DUI/DWI. But I do hope he tries to challenge it. You know what happens when you fight the court for a lost cause.

  • Blue Thugs

    That is NOT “professional courtesy” of the finest in blue. But, two thug criminals letting another thug go. When someone in his position is caught with DUI, that will and has ruined peoples lives. ( Badges does not grant special privileges ) Anyone believes that bullshit adage is crazy.

  • Yar “bdj1” Rewolf

    But American Citizens are not treated with the same level of respect that cops deliver. One is called justice against Americans and one is called letting the bad guy go because he is one of their own. One of their own and law enforcement that should have known better and expected to act on a higher level than criminals and One of their own as in Citizens of the United States which they don’t give a damn for. Why are cops so Anti American?

  • Wayne C. Fox

    That’s also why Alligators don’t eat attorneys, professional courtesy.

  • Cam Alft

    corrupt cops won’t ruin the lives of their own,but will ours,even though they do the exact same thing,all the time……..hypocrites

  • Cam Alft

    all cops are criminals,every last one of them…………

  • Roger Langford

    If I saw a cop get blown away – I would refuse to testify against the cop-killer. Professional courtesy.

  • StatusQuoScaresMe

    This is what is meant by ‘the thin blue line’. Yeah, we should all have total respect and trust for the ‘gang in blue’ (sarcasm).

  • Tran Nguyen

    We need the robot cops to control the human

  • Sha Moses Jack

    typical, this is rampant through out the political system, from city to state to federal…the buddy system…break the law, cover your a** and NEVER pay for your crimes…double standard, hypocrits.

  • Eric

    #bluelinecorruption #policecorruption #policethepolice

  • Gary Harryman

    Proving there is no such thing as a “good cop”. The term “good cop” is an Urban Myth.

    • Matthieu Dufourcq

      Damn you’re ignorant.