CRIME

UHP: Mantua Police Chief Cited In Suspected DUI Case

Jan 30, 2019, 2:37 PM

WELLSVILLE, Cache County — The Mantua City chief of police was taken into custody for investigation of DUI after Utah Highway Patrol troopers pulled the police patrol vehicle he was driving on state Route 91 Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Troopers observed a Mantua police vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed without its emergency lights or sirens activated about 5 p.m. The vehicle was pulled over near Wellsville and the troopers found Mantua Police Chief Shane Zilles was behind the wheel, UHP officials said in a statement.

Zilles was asked to take a field sobriety test and failed the test, troopers said. A blood draw was then requested and he was taken to a hospital “due to concern for a medical condition,” authorities said. Zilles was cited and then released at the hospital, which officials said “is common practice for individuals placed under arrest that require medical testing and observation.”

This story will be updated at KSL.com.

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UHP: Mantua Police Chief Cited In Suspected DUI Case