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  • Salt Lake City 911 Director Cited With DUI and Fired After Arrest

    January 19, 2018 | Blog Drunk Driving
  • Scott D. Freitag the director of the Salt Lake City 911 Bureau and who alos serves on the Layton City Council was arrested for DUI on January 3rd.

    According to the Centerville, UT Police Department a sergeant stopped Freitag while he was trying to get on I-15 Southbound in Kaysville around 1:25 pm.

    The police officer noticed that Freitag was driving a Salt Lake City Corporation Car and was driving erratically.

    Centerville DUI Defense FreitagThe police officer administered a field sobriety test on Freitag, which he failed. The Centerville Police officer also found and open container in the center console of the vehicle.

    The officer also located a handgun in the center console as well.

    Freitag submitted to a breathalyzer test and blew a 0.214 which is four times the limit of 0.05.

    Freitag was arrested, but released with a citation. He is being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, open container, and possession of a firearm by an intoxicated person.

    Salt Lake City Mayor, Jackie Biskupski stated that Freitag was fired the next day.

    “There is no acceptable reason for anyone to put innocent lives in danger by getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated, especially an individual leading a critical public safety agency,” Biskupski stated in the press release. “While I am angry and disappointed in Scott’s behavior, I do hope he gets help to address his problems, and that he finds the support of loved ones that he needs at this time.”

    Freitag had been the director of the Salt Lake City 911 Bureau since 2012.

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    Source: http://fox13now.com/2018/01/04/director-of-salt-lake-city-911-bureau-arrested-for-dui-in-city-vehicle/