“Do As I Say, Not As I Do” (redux)

Apparently, Utah does not subscribe to the provisions of the Federal DUI Immunity Act of 1998 that I mentioned in yesterday’s post….or at least not as to DUIs committed by heads of the Highway Patrol’s DUI Enforcement Unit. 


Former Head of UHP’s DUI Unit Ends Appeal of Alcohol-Related Conviction 

West Jordan, UT.  Mar 3  – The former commander of the Utah Highway Patrol’s DUI enforcement team on Monday pleaded guilty — for the second time — to alcohol-related reckless driving for crashing his police cruiser in 2006…

Swain crashed his cruiser into a concrete barrier on Bangerter Highway near 400 West at 2:20 a.m. on June 23, 2006…

Later, after Swain’s arrest, an intoxilyzer measured his blood-alcohol level at 0.11 percent, which exceeds Utah’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Hmmm…He pled guilty to reckless driving rather than to drunk driving?  With a 0.11% blood-alcohol level?  Maybe Utah has a modified version of the DUI Immunity Act.

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