Assistant police chief pleads not guilty to DUI

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM

SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- The Sun Valley assistant police chief has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports that Mike Crawford pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Blaine County Magistrate Court.

Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter says an officer saw Crawford's pickup truck on Aug. 15 hit a parked sport utility vehicle in Hailey 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.

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

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