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Nez Perce Sheriff's Deputy fired after second DUI

A Nez Perce County Sheriff's Deputy who was arrested in January for his second driving under the influence charge in two years has been terminated.

Nez Perce County Chief Deputy Scott Gleason has confirmed that Jay Colvin, 38, was fired yesterday. He had been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

An Idaho State Police Trooper pulled Colvin over for a traffic infraction in Lewiston, and he subsequently failed sobriety tests. Colvin pled not guilty in Lewiston's Magistrate Court for the January 28th misdemeanor offense. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for March 7.

Colvin was previously arrested on January 17, 2011 by a Lewiston Police Officer after he failed to use his headlights. At the time, Colvin refused a sobriety test and a breathalyzer. He eventually pled guilty to misdemeanor DUI, served 24 hours of community service in lieu of two days of jail, was demoted from rank of Sgt., lost his position on the department's boat patrol, and was suspended for 10 days without pay. Former Sheriff Dale Buttrey eventually reinstated Colvin to his marine duties.


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