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Updated Nov 2, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Arizona legislator accused of DUI in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — An attorney who is an Arizona legislator is accused of
driving under the influence of alcohol.

Court records and a Scottsdale Police Department report say Republican Rep.
David Brunel Smith of Carefree faces two counts of driving under the influence
and one of making an unsafe lane change.

The report says a motorist reported an erratic driver and that Smith was
arrested Oct. 21 by an officer who observed Smith’s car swerving.

According to the report, Smith identified himself as a state representative and
denied drinking alcohol, saying he “only had mouthwash” two hours earlier.

The report says Smith had a blood-alcohol level of .137. Arizona’s legal limit
is .08.

Smith did not immediately respond to requests for comment. He faces arraignment
Wednesday in Scottsdale Municipal Court.


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