Sun Valley assistant police chief suspended

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

SUN VALLEY -- Sun Valley officials in central Idaho say the assistant police chief has been suspended with pay after being charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Sun Valley Mayor Dewayne Briscoe tells the Idaho Mountain Express that Mike Crawford was suspended Monday.

Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter says an officer saw Crawford's pickup truck on Aug. 15 hit a parked sport utility vehicle as Crawford tried to parallel park. The police report says Crawford's blood-alcohol level was 0.17, just over twice the legal limit.

The 53-year-old Crawford of Hailey was not arrested but was cited and ordered to report for arraignment in Blaine County Magistrate Court on Monday.

Crawford has been with the Sun Valley department since 1991 and has been assistant chief for about 10 years.

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