The July 4th Knucklehead of the Day Marathon Part Twenty-Two
Our twenty second winner is Lt. Fred Swain. Lt. Swain is the Chief of the Utah Patrol. He also was arrested last week......for DUI!
SALT LAKE CITY - The commander of the Utah Highway Patrol's drunken driving unit has been cited for driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing his cruiser into a concrete barrier, authorities said Thursday.
Lt. Fred Swain veered off the shoulder of a highway in Draper early last Friday, overcorrected and hit the barrier that separates the lanes, Lt. Doug McCleve said.
Swain said he fell asleep at the wheel, but officers suspected he had been drinking, said Draper police Sgt. Scott Peck. Swain initially refused to submit to a breathalyzer test until two patrol captains talked to him, Peck said.
The test showed that Swain's blood-alcohol level was nearly 0.12 percent, Peck said. Utah's legal limit is 0.08 percent.
If anyone should know the dangers of driving impaired, its Lt. Swain. For failing not just himself but the people of Utah, Lt. Fred Swain is our twenty-second Knucklehead of the day.
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