Sun Valley assistant police chief suspected of driving drunk

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) The assistant police chief in Sun Valley is charged with misdemeanor DUI after allegedly backing into a parked vehicle in downtown Hailey.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports 53-year-old Mike Crawford of Hailey was not arrested Saturday, but was cited and ordered to report for arraignment in Blaine County Magistrate Court on Aug. 27.

Crawford was at work Monday. Sun Valley Police Chief Cameron Daggett told the newspaper he'd been instructed not to comment.

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

Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter says an officer saw Crawford's pickup truck 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.


Information from: Idaho Mountain Express