Detective's Photo Released After Her Arrest in Palm Desert

Barbara Jean Crozier, a sheriff's detective assigned to the Santee station, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and injuring a person.

Authorities have released a booking photo of a drunken driving suspect in Palm Desert, who is a detective at the Sheriff's Department's Santee station.

Barbara Jean Crozier, 47, was booked into Riverside County jail Aug. 31 on suspicion of DUI with personal injury, DUI with injury and DUI with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more with injury.


She was arrested following a crash into a water fountain at the Marrakesh Country Club, 47-000 Marrakesh Drive, at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies investigating that crash matched the vehicle description and license plate number to a vehicle that had earlier in the evening careened through an apartment complex and clipped a number of vehicles, running over a woman's foot in the process, according to sheriff's officials.

That incident took place at about 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at a complex on Fred Waring Drive and Town Center Way, sheriff's Sgt. Joe Borja said.

According to sheriff's records, Crozier was released on bond for $50,000 bail the day of her arrest and was ordered to appear in court Nov. 2.

According to the San Diego County sheriff's personnel office, Crozier is assigned to the Santee substation. Her current status with the department was not immediately known.

Julie Pendray and City News Service contributed to this report.

Sarah October 07, 2011 at 03:48 AM
She was arrested under suspicion. Still innocent until proven guilty!
Motivated Santee Citizen October 07, 2011 at 03:54 AM
What is the latest with this case?
Laurie November 01, 2011 at 10:41 PM
Could have--not 'could of' Different than--not 'different then' Then does not equal than You have too many commas and they are not in the right places. I can't tolerate bad grammar, spelling, or punctuation. I can tolerate a peace officer having a breakdown. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. Ms. Crozier is a good person, caught in a bad situation. She now needs to pick herself back up. Hopefully she will gain sobriety and change professions.
Charles November 01, 2011 at 10:58 PM
Laurie, I can't stand people who protect and condone DRUNK DRIVERS. There is NO doubt in my mind that this was NOT her FIRST offense of Driving under the influence of alcohol. Anybody who drinks and drive is NOT a good person, they endanger everyone on the road, including them self. Unfortunately, the Drunk Drivers usually survive without injury or death in an auto accident and the innocent bystanders are critically injured or killed. Barbara Crozier WAS an employee of the Sheriff's Department is to set an example of the Law, NOT BREAK IT. It's funny how you care more about my grammar, then Drunk Driver Criminal driving on our public streets. You need to re-evaluate your priorities.
tom Comeau November 02, 2011 at 12:51 AM
How precious! We have apologist for drunk police officers. Shake it off folks; it's not as if police are conscripted into service, It is, after all, a volunteer organization. Before someone, anyone sets out to enforce the laws, he/she must be a model of law abiding citizen. Unfortunately, too many who join the police ranks are just power hungry individuals or people with a built-in bullying streak. Some even feel that the laws are written for everyone else, like the current case involving ICE thugs invading a home without warrant or probable cause and stating that "this is where my warrant comes from" as he grabs his genitals. The cops are NOT your friends despite what you were taught in grade school. Notice who the cops are protecting in all of the cities with Occupiers protesting the status quo. Form your own conclusions.


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