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Utah Public Safety Officer Charged With DUI, Misdemeanors

Utah Bureau of Investigation officer has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

He is accused of driving drunk in his unmarked patrol car while heading to a training session.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office arrested 35-year-old Jason James Whitehead following the incident.

He has also been charged with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and one count of having an open container in a vehicle.

All his charges are misdemeanors, including driving under the influence.

Utah Highway Patrol trooper originally pulled Whitehead over, but the trooper called in Garfield County to avoid a conflict of interest.

Whitehead's attorneys have entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.

A pretrial conference is scheduled for May 17.