Presenters

 

Karl Citek

Karl Citek, OD, PhD, FAAO
Pacific University College of Optometry
Forest Grove, Oregon
(503) 352-2126
Fax: (503) 352-2929
Cittek1@pacificu.edu

Dr. Citek is a Professor of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. He has taught courses in Ophthalmic Optics, Physiological Optics, Low Vision, Visual Perception, and Environmental Vision, and has seen patients and supervised student interns in the Primary Care and Low Vision Clinics at Pacific Eye Clinic Forest Grove.

Dr. Citek received his degrees of Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Philosophy in Vision Science from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, the Optical Society of America, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. In 2006, Dr. Citek was named a DRE Ambassador by the DRE Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Since 2012, he has served on the Technical Advisory Panel of the IACP.

Along with colleagues from Pacific University and the Oregon State Police, Dr. Citek has co-authored peer-reviewed papers reviewing the DRE program; confirming that DRE officers can use limited information to form correct opinions regarding drug intoxication; establishing that HGN can be assessed on standing, seated, and supine suspects; and demonstrating that sleep deprivation does not cause impairment clues that would be mistaken for intoxication.

Dr. Citek has been involved in teaching eye signs at the DRE Schools in Oregon, Washington, and Montana, and observing alcohol workshops, certification sessions, and several ride-alongs around the country. He has participated in over 200 presentations to police officers, prosecutors, and judges on HGN and eye movements at regional, national, and international meetings, including several of the IACP Annual DRE Conferences. In addition, he has testified as an expert witness for the prosecution on the admissibility of HGN and DRE evidence at numerous hearings and trials around the U.S.

 

 

Don Egdorf

Donald Egdorf
Sergeant
Houston Police Department

Donald.Egdorf@HoustonPolice.org 

Don Egdorf is a 16-year veteran of the Houston Police Department.  He is currently the DWI/Traffic Safety Liaison Officer where he is responsible for all DWI related training and education for the department. Don has spent most of his career specializing in DWI related crimes, from first offense DWI to Felony Murder and has made over 3000 DWI related arrests. Don is also assigned to the Vehicular Crimes Section of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and works with them to successfully investigate and prosecute traffic related crimes involving deaths and has been involved in over 600 vehicle death investigations.

While enforcement is a large part of taking care of DWI’s, education can play an even bigger part. Don speaks at schools, community groups, police departments, crosswalks, water fountains and anywhere else that someone will listen to him talk about preventing DWI.

On May 11, 2017, Don promoted to the rank of Sergeant of Police and will continue in his current assignment with HPD’s DWI Task Force.

 

Keith Graves

Keith Graves
President, Graves and Associates LLC
Office: (208) 806.1478
Cell: (925) 917.1446
Keith@GravesAssociates.com

Keith is a retired Police Sergeant and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 29 years. Keith was named as California’s Narcotics Officer of the Year and is a prior winner of MADD’s California Hero Award.

He has years of experience as a Narcotics Detective and a Narcotics Unit Supervisor and is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor (IACP #3292). Keith teaches both the DRE course and the Drug Abuse Recognition Course and has taught at the Police Academy. He has developed several drug courses for the California Narcotics Officers Association, California POST and California Colleges and currently consults POST on drug investigation procedures. Keith has held other assignments besides Narcotics including Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, COPPS Officer, Traffic Officer, and 20 years as a SWAT Team member and Sniper Team Leader. Keith has taught thousands of officers and businesses around the world about drug use, drug trends, compliance training and drug investigations.

He is recognized as an international drug expert and has testified as an expert in court proceedings on drug cases, homicide cases and rape prosecutions as well as an expert witness for the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Keith earned a BA in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College of California and a MA in Criminal Justice. Keith is the Founder and President of Graves & Associates, a company dedicated to providing drug training to law enforcement and private industry.

 

Attorney Profile

Scot Courtney
Defense Attorney
Phone: (512) 392-9292
Fax: (512) 532-6766
SanMarcosLaw@gmail.com

Scot Courtney is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law and is licensed in the State of Texas, as well as in the US Federal District Courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. His trial experience includes involvement in well over 100 trials in Texas state and Federal courts, as well as extensive involvement in trials and prosecutions in the Federal District Courts in Louisiana, Mississippi, California and Florida.

Scot received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major from Southwest Texas State University in 1990 and his law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he was a distinguished senior staff member of Law Review (published in the Fall of 1993) and graduated with honors.

He began his legal career as a law clerk in 1993 with Robert A. Scardino, Jr. and David Cunningham in Houston. After receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1994, he immediately began practicing law under Mr. Scardino’s tutelage, forming Scardino & Courtney in 1994; Scardino & Courtney, L.L.P. in 2001; and, Scardino, Courtney & Fazel, L.L.P. in 2004. Scot’s advocacy and trial skills benefited immensely from his partnership with Mr. Scardino and involved many “high-profile” cases.

During a broadcast of the television news magazine 48 Hours, CBS News referred to Robert Scardino as “One of Houston’s top criminal defense lawyers”. He was also recognized as “Attorney of the Year” by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association in 1999, sharing that distinction with Mike Ramsey, Dick DeGuerin, Dan Cogdell, Richard “Racehorse” Haynes, Paul Nugent and Mike DeGeurin.