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Former anti-DUI chief pleads guilty to DUI

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WEST JORDAN — The former head of the Utah Highway Patrol's anti-DUI squad has pleaded guilty to drunken driving-related charges.

Fred Swain pleaded guilty to a class B misdemeanor charge of alcohol-related reckless driving during an appearance Monday in 3rd District Court. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but Judge Michele Christiansen suspended it, put Swain on probation for 12 months and ordered him to pay a $782 fine.

Swain was arrested on investigation of drunken driving in June 2006 after crashing his unmarked patrol car into a concrete barrier on Bangerter Highway. Police reports said his blood alcohol level was 0.116, more than the state legal limit of 0.08.