Police chief accused of DUI discharged from duty

6 month ago

Brigham City news, Utah news.

The Utah police chief who was accused of driving a police vehicle under influence of alcohol has been retired from his duty, authorities said.

According to news release, Mantue Police Chief Shane Zilles was arrested Tuesday at around 5 p.m. on U.S. 91 after he was reportedly speeding the patrol vehicle with no emergency lights or sirens. He appeared to be unable to control the car.

The level of alcohol in Zilles's blood remains unclear.

In a statement, Mantua Mayor Micheal Johnson said: "Mr. Zilles has been terminated; We also hope that Mr. Zilles can work his way through this though time and find a better path in the future; It appears that prescription meds have claimed another good person's reputation."