Police chief arrested for driving under the influence in his patrol vehicle

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Mantua Police Chief Shane Zilles was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance in his patrol vehicle earlier this week. (Photo: MGN)AA

(KUTV) — Mantua Police Chief Shane Zilles was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance in his patrol vehicle earlier this week.

The Department of Public Safety issued a press release about the citation that was issued at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

The release stated that troopers in Cache County observed a Mantua City police vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed without its emergency lights or siren activated. 

Mantua is located in Box Elder County and has a population of 877 people as documented in 2017.

As troopers approached the speeding vehicle, they observed it struggling to maintain its lane, the release stated.

A traffic stop was initiated at about mile marker 18 on state Route 91, whereby troopers identified the single occupant driver of the patrol vehicle to be Mantua City Police Chief Shane Zilles. 

The chief cooperated with troopers in performing Standard Field Sobriety Tests. Troopers determined Zilles was in violation of the DUI-Drug Statute and placed him under arrest. 

Zilles consented to a blood draw. and then was taken to the hospital out of concern for a potential medical condition. 

Troopers cited and released Zilles at the hospital, which is common practice for individuals placed under arrest that require medical testing and observation, the release said. https://kutv.com/news/local/mantua-police-chief-arrested-for-driving-under-the-influence-in-his-patrol-vehicle

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