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Deputy accused of DUI crash resigns

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar 13th, 2014 @ 10:06am

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LAVERKIN, Utah (AP) — A Washington County deputy has resigned after authorities say he rolled his police vehicle while under the influence.

Washington County detective Nate Abbott says Lt. Jason Lynn Adams tendered his resignation on Tuesday.

Adams had been on leave since Feb. 9, when he crashed his unmarked Ford F-150 on highway 17 near LaVerkin. Neither he nor his four children, who were passengers, had more than minor injuries.

The 39-year-old Adams was charged with driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle, possessing of a firearm while under the influence, and making an unsafe lane change.

He's set for an arraignment on March 27.

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