Colorado Springs police officer David Rosenoff accused in DUI crash, tampering with evidence

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A 24-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department is accused of tampering with the evidence of his alleged drunkenness during a Sunday morning crash.

Officer David Rosenoff was off-duty when he crashed at Interstate 25 and Woodmen Road at 1 a.m. Sunday, police say. Rosenoff was taken to a hospital to have blood drawn for the investigation, then served and released on the charges of careless driving, DUI and DUI per se.

After the hospital, Rosenoff was taken home.

The arresting officer subsequently noticed that Rosenoff's blood sample was missing from his car, and a new investigation began. CSPD detectives and the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office concluded that Rosenoff was responsible.

Rosenoff was re-arrested on Monday and charged with tampering with evidence. This time, he was not released and was instead taken to the El Paso County jail.

Police Chief Pete Carey put Rosenoff on administrative leave.