"Super Extremely" Drunk Mohave County Motorist Flags Down Firefighter to Help Find Car Keys; Now Charged With DUI. Keys Found on Dashboard

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Mohave County Sheriff's Office
Shaun Deter
There's good news and bad news for 60-year-old Shaun Deter, who lost his keys after his vehicle malfunctioned while he was allegedly "super" extremely drunk and driving last night.

The good news: his keys have been found (they were on his dashboard).

The bad news: they were found by a firefighter who Deter flagged down to help him in his search. He's now charged with "super extreme" DUI -- a crime we've never actually heard of, but apparently exists in the Grand Canyon State.

Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Trish Carter tells New Times that about 9:15 p.m. yesterday, a firefighter on his way back to his station found Deter -- and his vehicle -- on the shoulder of Stockton Hill Road.

Deter had flagged the fireman down, so he stopped and asked what he needed.

Deter told the fireman his car had malfunctioned as he was driving, so he pulled over. In the process, he'd lost his keys, and was hoping the firefighter could help find them.

The fireman, Carter says, noticed almost immediately that the keys were on the dashboard of Deter's vehicle. Alarmed that Deter was apparently so out of it that he lost his keys on his dashboard, the fireman started to check him out for any possible medical conditions.

No medical problems, though, Deter was just drunk -- really, really, "super-extremely" drunk, according to authorities. 

Deter's blood alcohol content was found to be .215, which qualifies him for a "super extreme" DUI.

We've heard of Arizona's "extreme" DUI, but "super extreme" DUI sounds a lot like "double secret probation," which, if you've seen Animal House, you know isn't actually a real thing.

So we asked Carter what one needs to do in order to earn "super extreme" DUI status. The answer: get really, really drunk and drive around (flagging down a fireman in the process certainly won't hurt).

Carter says a person can be hit with a "super extreme" DUI if their BAC is above .20. The minimum sentence for a "super extreme" DUI conviction is 45 days in jail under Arizona law

Learn more about "super extreme" DUIs by clicking here.
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Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Based on what I've read in this article it seems this charge is technically flawed. It seems no one can place this guy behind the wheel as the operator of the vehicle and his spontaneous utterance to the fire fighter likely will not be accepted as inculpatory evidence that he had operated the vehicle while "super extremely" drunk.

He may have been so upset with his vehicle having quit that he drank a pint of vodka to calm himself before help showed up (from the defense perspective).

I will agree with Eleanor, it's very good that he couldn't find the keys.

28-1382. Driving or actual physical control while under the extreme influence of intoxicating liquor; trial by jury; sentencing; classification.

I didn't find that pesky statute about "super extreme" DUI.

I clicked on the link to the Koplow blog posting from 2009. While it talks about "super extreme" DUI it doesn't give an actual cite to such a law.

My research on CURRENT statute doesn't show such a law, and interestingly, the Koplow blog made mention of the Maricopa County Attorney, who at the time was one Andrew Thomas, now a name recognized with infamy.

I would be interested to learn of a cite on such a law.

Otherwise, Mr. King, I will have to assume this "super extreme DUI" is just a figment of imagination, such as the infamous charge of "Contempt of MCSO" that is so routinely charged here in Maricopa County.

DoggieWithAMullet
DoggieWithAMullet

I wonder if Cliton was Super Extremely Drunk when he sodimized that intern?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I think you might have sodomy and fellatio confused.... and I believe the name was actually spelled Clinton...

Stakman
Stakman

You might want to google sodomy you faggot.

JaxDigalo
JaxDigalo

Little dumb Tommy is all upset now that he knows his hero Cliton sodomized a young intern that he was supposed to have supervised.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Tommy isn't a faggot but yes the term sodomy has been defined as oral sex.  Penis inserted into mouth or anus. 

Native Guns
Native Guns

If he was "super extremely" drunk. He'd be lying in the gutter passed out in the cesspool of his vomit. Not waving down a firefighter. That White knucklehead is a "super extremely" drunkard than any Mexican/Indian on skid row. "Super extremely" drunk than a Russian on Vodka. It's the first time I heard of it being used by LEOs. Hell, sock puppet Jan Brewer was probably "super extremely" drunk when she crashed in the back of another vehicle, some years ago. But the title didn't exist back then.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

wonder if Dubya was Super extremely drunk when he got any of his DUIs?What about Jan Brewer? She must be super extremely drunk everyday. And anyone that has sex with her must be super extremely drunk. (or blind)

The ex
The ex

Don't worry Jan hasn't had sex in years. Don't ask me how I know

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I wouldn't want to know.. but ok.. lolz

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Thanks be given that this man couldn't find his keys. 

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