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KUTV news anchor cited for investigation of DUI

Shauna Lake pleaded guilty to impaired driving in 2017

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KUTV news anchor Shauna Lake

Tyler Tate

SALT LAKE CITY — KUTV news anchor Shauna Lake was cited for investigation of DUI over the weekend, according to Salt Lake police.

Lake, who pleaded guilty to impaired driving in 2017, was arrested early Saturday at the Salt Lake City International Airport, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Keith Horrocks. After being issued a citation, she was released to another party who was able to drive, he said.

She was not booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

The incident began late Friday night. Horrocks said Lake was parked in the passenger pickup area, when something drew the attention of an airport worker. Salt Lake police were called to check Lake for possibly being intoxicated, he said.

Lake refused DUI tests and a warrant was obtained to draw her blood, Horrocks said. The results of those tests were pending on Monday.

KUTV news director Mike Garber on Monday said he could not comment on employee personnel matters.

Lake, who is listed in court documents as Shauna Lake Marshall, 49, of Holladay, pleaded guilty in July of 2017 to impaired driving, a class B misdemeanor, after being pulled over on I-215 near 1200 East by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper. She had been charged with driving under the influence.

Her blood-alcohol level at that time was .10%. The legal limit at the time was .08% but is now .05%.

Lake was sentenced to 12 months of a probation, was required to pay a fine of $1,460 and complete eight hours of community service, as well as a one-evening seminar put on by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Lake’s attorney at that time, Jim Bradshaw, called her arrest “a wake up,” and said that she had since completed an intensive outpatient treatment program. Lake later made a tearful on-air apology to viewers.

“I drank alcohol after I got off work and then I chose to get behind the wheel of my car,” she said at the time. “I’m ashamed and humiliated by my decision. It was selfish. I could have hurt someone else or myself. ...

“What I did was wrong, and I just hope that over time, night by night, you can learn to trust me again.”