Clinton Police Chief apologizes for Colquitt D.A.R.E appearance

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

CLINTON, Tenn (WVLT) -- The Clinton Police Chief is apologizing for allowing University of Tennessee Vols' punter Britton Colquitt to speak to the Clinton School District's D.A.R.E class graduation in January.

Colquitt, 22, was arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident early Sunday morning.

It's his fifth run-in with the law on alcohol charges, and he's due in court on March 5th.

In his letter to parents, Chief Rick Scarbrough says "I apologize for allowing Mr. Colquitt to be our speaker and accept full responsibility. He should have been screened more closely, possibly disclosed information himself, and not been allowed to address our group by the university."

You can read the entire letter by clicking on the link below this article.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Clinton on Feb 21, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    Iam proud of our police department and I think Chief Scarborough did the honorable thing. I also want to say thanks to our police officers, they do a GREAT JOB.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Clinton on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:03 PM
    Chief Scarbrough wants to apologize for allowing Britton Colquitt for speaking at the D.A.R.E graduation in January. Maybe while he is appologizing he should appologize for his own DUI and Public Intoxication charges he received as a juvenile when he was involved in a accident on Hiway Drive in South Clinton while he was a student at Clinton High School. Scarbrough was also a former D.A.R.E. officer in Clinton City Schools during the 1990s.


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