Dave Hendershott's Son Stopped For Second DUI in Two Weeks; Mugshot Not on MCSO Website -- Yet

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Jeffrey Hendershott, son of ousted former MCSO Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott, stopped for DUI...again.
Phoenix police confirm to New Times that for the second time in two weeks, Jeffrey Hendershott, the son of ousted former MCSO Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott, was arrested for DUI.

The kicker: the DUI happened at 10:30 in the morning.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the younger Hendershott was stopped Sunday morning near 27th Drive and Carefree Highway.

Hendershott, police say, was seen by several witnesses demonstrating "poor driving behavior" while driving northbound on the 1-17, approaching the Carefree Highway.

KPHO caught up with someone who witnessed Hendershott's wild ride.

From KPHO (all sic):

One woman, who asked we not use her name, said it was so bad that she caught up with the car to see if the she could tell if the driver was having a medical problem. 

"He was completely out of it. He was looking straight up at the ceiling and he was like rocking back and forth on his steering wheel," said the witness.

Several drivers followed the Hendershott to the Carefree Highway where he continued east.

Witnesses say he was speeding and blasted through the light at 27th Avenue before whipping across three lanes of traffic before ending up in a parking lot of a pizza place.

Phoenix police say Hendershott's 2011 Ford Taurus hit a raised curb near 27th Drive and became inoperable. When police got to the scene, the car had a damaged left front wheel and the airbags were deployed.

Hendershott was cooperative with the officers as they conducted their investigation, Phoenix Sergeant Trent Crump says.

Former Chief Deputy Hendershott arrived on the scene shortly after his son was stopped by police. He, too, Crump says, was cooperative.

Following Hendershott's previous DUI arrest -- again, about two weeks ago -- his mugshot (with a little help from New Times) became the MCSO's "Mugshot of the Day."

More on that here.

However, for now, the younger Hendershott's mugshot won't be winning any "Mugshot of the Day" accolades from his father's former employer.

We found it a bit suspicious this morning when Hendershott's mugshot was absent from the MCSO's public wall of shame, so we called MCSO spokesman Justin Griffin.


"No conspiracy, man," Griffin tells New Times.

Bummer.

Turns out, Hendershott is yet to be charged for the DUI -- Phoenix police say evidence (likely blood) was taken at the scene. Charging, Crump says, will occur only after lab analysis of the evidence and there is no current booking photograph. 

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Eleanor
Eleanor

maybe it was vern alley who did the field sobriety test......

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Next time he might kill someone and then what?    If it was you or me, we wouldn't be driving again for a long long time after this second DUI.    I don't suppose he's catching some breaks because of his dad.    No, it's because he's just misunderstood and the police always try to understand your sensitive side and give you break after break until you find the help you need.

Deniseaz
Deniseaz

i am wondering how Dave was able to locate the wreck area ? was he contacted by the police directly ?? or was he using a police radio/scanner ?? or was some one in the MCSO telling where and what was happening ??

i do not know that much about the laws of a PRIVATE CITIZEN to use a police scanner or radio to basically interfere in a case or chase . i am a ham radio operator , and evena ham radio operator , unless other wise permitted , or in another reasons uses such radios and equipment, in such manor , could lead to many legal violations ,

and if dave has a MCSO radio still , what is he doing with county property ?? some questions need to be directed to this area as well . even if MCSO had told him of such happening , why , ? do thatthey do that for every parent in the county as well ??

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Denise, unless the radio signals are encrypted for security we can all buy scanners and listen to most of the law enforcement agencies out there. I will guess that young Jeff Hendy simply called his dad with his cell phone and said he was about to be arrested.

I am going to guess that it's possible Jeff has had other similar incidents and he's been protected. He has lived in the VERY large shadow of his daddy. Now, he is fighting alcohol and perhaps meth addictions and doesn't have that protection.

Soon, it may very well be two sons with the names pearce and hendershott sharing the same cell.

The only thing better that I can possibly imagine would be the ultimate triad:

hendershott/pearce/arpaio

Sharing the same tent.

Deniseaz
Deniseaz

Tommy ,, you are right , that scanners can be bought , and used by general public, that is for sure . however,  in some states and cities , they can be owned, but the owner must not be using them in any law enforcement issues , and in some as well, one can get in big trouble for useing them to evade law . not a debate there ,, however , unless Jr . was sober or in mind frame enough to call that could explain alot,  but if he was so out of it as reported , by the one who seen him about blacked out or what ever was happening , was he in mind to use the phone ,, that is a possible .

however ,, did Dave find out thru other means ????  was some one else alerting him of the happenings ??

i guess alot of questions and possibilities , ,, and a whole lot of Questions in the whole issue .

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

"Turns out, Hendershott is yet to be charged for the DUI -- Phoenix police say evidence (likely blood) was taken at the scene. Charging, Crump says, will occur only after lab analysis of the evidence and there is no current booking photograph."

Really? The guy has a hit and run DUI two weeks ago, and they pull over for another and <big>release him before charging him???????</big> You have GOT to be kidding me. For one, I have N-E-V-E-R heard of someone not being booked for a DUI, Hell, When I got my DUI back in '94, they took me in to the police station, booked me and ran the breathalyzer at the same time. I would imagine it's the same with blood. To start with, you need correctly trained to people to draw the blood, and I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that they don't do this in the field. They either have officers trained in phlebotomy at the station, or they take you in, call someone who is trained, and keep you in a holding cell while waiting.

This stinks of total bullshit back-scratching to me, no matter the excuse. Wish I had a powerful daddy when I got my 2 DUI's... 

About those, BTW. The first one, I didn't even know I was in my car to begin with. My friends should never have let me leave the house, I was in total blackout. The second one, I was at exactly the legal limit, but passed every test, so they called in a Supervisor to administer more tests. Eventually, I didn't pass, I'm sure if I had, they would have called in someone even higher. This doesn't excuse them at all, I just don't ant people to think that I am some kind of serial DUI hypocrite. Also, they were 6 years apart, and the last one was 17 years ago.

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

Okay, so little Jeff worked for MCSO around sensitive data.  So, with this kind of a drug/alcohol problem (and we know he was arrested in 2003 for marijuana possession and was sent to TASC for a year) HOW did he manage to get a great job with MCSO and be able to work in a law enforcement environement?  Guess there was a lot more corruption going on within MCSO than we even knew about.  Anybody know Jeff from MCSO? 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Dig Dave's problems include forcing others to hire his relatives and friends by MCSO.  Another son still works in MCSO IT.

Marcy
Marcy

So how did Jabba the Hendershot show up so quickly at the scene of the apparent crime?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

I'm betting that when the baby blimp hit the curb, he speedialed his daddy looking for help.

Jason
Jason

I'm surprised Blimp Sr. didn't try to intimidate the Phoenix PD into letting Blimp Jr. out of jail.

BTW, if Blimp Sr. and Blimp Jr. are unemployed, how are they paying for a 2011 Ford Taurus?

Chucklereader
Chucklereader

blimp has his retirement money and possibly pink underwear money

Deniseaz
Deniseaz

our taxes paid for it must have decided to buy a new toy out of the money stolen from the county to buy baby a new toy, at least not another hummer

Not surprised
Not surprised

2 in 2 weeks!  Makes one wonder how many times before that big Dave has pulled strings/covered up for little Jeffy.

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

City of Phoenix PD should be sued by whomever this jerk hits before his license is removed.  They have all the probable cause in the world now to take this guys license (come on, twice in two weeks???) and it seems nothing scares this guy.  So who has to die before he quits driving?  His luck can't hold out forever.  So who gets nailed by little Jeff Hendershott THIS weekend?  Two weeks ago he's driving a hummer and Sunday a 2011 Ford Taurus.  Were both these vehicles impounded?  If not why not?  Why wasn't his license impounded the FIRST time?

GoingBackToMyBeerNow
GoingBackToMyBeerNow

Actually your license doesn't get suspended for a long time immediately after a DUI - about a month at least

exitwoundz
exitwoundz

he knows the system. he will plea bargain it down to one dui. then he will hop on his broom and take off for Honduras.....

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Your guess is premature. I will wait for the toxicology from the arrest scene. I am going to guess there is more than alcohol involved. Meth, perhaps. If so, the court likely will not approve a one for two plea. Time will tell.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

"Former Chief Deputy Hendershott arrived on the scene shortly after his son was stopped by police. He, too, Crump says, was cooperative."

Shortly huh.......what, was daddy following his little boy around trying to keep him out of trouble?

Too bad you got side tracked by that Burger King Dave. Yore boy done fucked up again.

Rob
Rob

Can't understand how he was released, Mr King?

Isn't it pretty much automatic in Arizona, when you are charged with DUI for your license to be suspended immediately?  Especially when his first one, two weeks ago, involved an accident and hit and run?  I understand it can be appealed, but that's not an overnight process.

If so, how could he have been legally driving and not been nailed with driving on a license suspended for DUI?  Or is that just another charge?

GoingBackToMyBeerNow
GoingBackToMyBeerNow

Actually your license doesn't get suspended for a long time immediately after a DUI - about a month at least. 

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

It does if you refuse the breathalyzer. Otherwise you're right, it depends when your arraignment is, and then how you plead...

Gizzard
Gizzard

I'm surprised they didn't do any field testing on lard ass as well. Possibly the District 4 deputies are still in fear of fatso and his antics. Wonder how he knew pookey was in trouble to start with?

Eleanor
Eleanor

He has his police radar going for moments like these. 

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