Nov 26, 2013 4:53 PM by David Randall
COLORADO SPRINGS - The El Paso County District Attorney's office has charged Officer David Rosenoff, a 24 year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department with Tampering with Physical Evidence, a felony, Driving Under the Influence, a misdemeanor, and careless driving, a traffic offense.
Officer Rosenoff has been on paid administrative leave since his arrest on November 11th. A CSPD spokesperson told News5 that following the formal charges, Chief Carey is moving forward with the process to move Rosenoff to unpaid leave.
Officer Rosenoff was off-duty when he crashed his personal vehicle at around 1:00 a.m. on November 10th, on Interstate 25 at the Woodmen Road exit.
According to a CSPD news release, Officer Rosenoff was taken to the hospital for where his blood was drawn for evidence as part of routine DUI investigation. While there he was served and released for Careless Driving, DUI and DUI per se.
After Rosenoff was released, the arresting officer discovered that the blood sample was missing from his patrol car.
Rosenoff was subsequently booked to the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on November 11th following a joint investigation by detectives with the CSPD Major Crimes Unit and the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office.