SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A DUI case has been thrown out of court following testimony given by supervisors of embattled UHP trooper Lisa Steed.
Steed has come under fire recently for several allegations that she violated UHP standards.
Steed's supervisors were called to testify in court on the credibility of the former Trooper of the Year.
In 2007, Steed became the first female UHP Trooper of the Year.
She earned the honor by making hundreds of DUI arrests.
But now more than 30 of Steed's DUI arrests are being investigated by Salt Lake's District Attorney, Sim Gill.
He’s doing so after concerns were raised about Steed's professional conduct.
Steed has been accused of being overly aggressive towards DUI suspects.
Steed once made made a DUI arrest of a man with cerebral palsy who was riding on a motorized bike.
Steed also once tasered a man while he was sitting in his car.
The state settled that lawsuit for $40,000 dollars.
Steed has also been reprimanded twice by the UHP.
Tuesday, a district court judge publicly questioned Steed's credibility.
He did so after the testimony of Steed's supervisors appeared to contradict her sworn statements last month.
Joseph Jardine, a defense attorney representing a man arrested by Steed for an alleged DUI, went one step further than the judge.
Jardine told the courtroom that Steed was a "liar."
Later, ABC 4 asked Jardine about that comment.
ABC 4: "In court, did you call Trooper Steed, a former Trooper of the Year, a liar"
Jardine: "I did call her a liar and I think it was warranted."
In the end, the judge tossed out the case against Jardine's client.
As for the UHP, it says it is now conducting an internal review of the matter.
But a spokesperson told ABC 4 that Lisa Steed will remain on the streets and that she is "an excellent trooper."