Sheriff convicted of DWAI in Steamboat

Sheriff convicted of DWAI in Steamboat

A jury of six found Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall guilty of driving while ability impaired (DWAI), failing to dim his headlights and prohibited use of a firearm Wednesday, according to The Steamboat Pilot & Today newspaper.

Wall originally faced a more serious charge of driving under the influence after an October traffic stop by a Colorado state trooper who pulled Wall over following a Steamboat chamber of commerce event. Wall, who said he had just one glass of red wine at the event, reportedly refused to perform roadside sobriety tests and did not submit to blood-alcohol testing.

The Pilot reported the most damaging testimony from the three-day trial came from sheriff

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