Sheriff convicted of DWAI

9:46 PM, Jul 16, 2008   |    comments
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According to The Steamboat Pilot, a Routt County jury convicted the sheriff Wednesday night of driving while ability impaired last October.

A Colorado State Trooper pulled over Wall for failing to dim his headlights. Prosecutors subsequently charged him with driving under the influence, but jurors convicted him on a lesser charge of DWAI.

The jury also found Wall guilty of failure to dim his headlights and prohibited use of a weapon.

Wall lost his driver's license following his arrest, because he refused to take a breathalyzer test when the trooper stopped him. The Colorado Department of Revenue revoked it for one year.

Wall faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail, a $500 fine and 48 hours of community service. The judge requested Wall complete an alcohol evaluation prior to his sentencing.

John Kammerzell, director of the state's Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, told The Steamboat Pilot only felonies and a few select misdemeanors can jeopardize an officer's POST certification.

Wall cannot be removed from office except through a recall election.

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