Utah public safety officer charged with DUI
PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A Utah Bureau of Investigation officer has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
He is accused of driving drunk in his unmarked patrol car while heading to a training session.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Jason James Whitehead following the incident.
He has also been charged with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and one count of having an open container in a vehicle.
All his charges are misdemeanors, including driving under the influence.
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper originally pulled Whitehead over, but the trooper called in Garfield County to avoid a conflict of interest.
Whitehead’s attorneys have entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 17.