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Wyoming county commissioner accused of driving while drunk

September 26, 2018

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A longtime Wyoming county commissioner is accused of driving while drunk.

The Laramie Boomerang reports Albany County Commission Chairman Tim Chesnut was arrested Tuesday after being stopped by a sheriff’s deputy. According to a citation, Chesnut had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.13 percent. The legal blood-alcohol limit for driving is 0.08 percent.

Undersheriff Josh Debree said that the report on Chesnut’s arrest would not be available for “a couple more days” and he did not have any other details about it.

Chesnut declined to comment on the allegation.

He is the only Democrat on the three-member commission and is up for re-election this year. He and the top Democratic vote-getter, Pete Gosar, face two Republicans in the county commission race.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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