Two Boulder police officers accused of DUI resign before they can be fired

BOULDER - Although an internal review panel suggested they be fired, two Boulder officers charged with drunk driving in separate cases have resigned.

Scott Morris, 40, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in November, and Elizabeth Ward, 46, was arrested about three weeks later. Morris was a 12-year veteran and Ward was a 5-year veteran.

An internal investigation review panel had recommended both be fired, but The Boulder Daily Camera reported that the officers resigned before any ruling was made.

Ward, who was the department's DUI officer, was spotted by an off-duty Arvada police officer weaving on Interstate 25 in Thornton on Dec. 4. A sheriff's office report says Morris, a detective, was pulled over Nov. 15 on U.S. 36 after a deputy clocked him going 76 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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