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Idaho Deputy Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

March 08, 2012  | 

A former Payette County, Idaho, sheriff's deputy will face vehicular manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a man in an October crash.

Dep. Scott Sloan, 31, was responding to a 911 call from a child that a stranger was in his home when he struck a Jeep driven by Barry Johnson, 65, on U.S. 30. Johnson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene, reports the Idaho Statesman.

The deputy was placed on administrative leave after the crash, and later left the department.

Tags: Code 3 Driving, Payette County (Idaho) Sheriff, Police Vehicle Accidents, Idaho


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Bob@Az. @ 5/30/2012 12:41 PM

Was Deputy Sloan running code 3 when the t/a occured? Would Mr.Johnson have survived if he had been wearing his seat belt? Did this happen at an intersection or on the open road? Not enough info presented to fully understand why the Deputy was charged.

Bob@Az. @ 5/30/2012 12:49 PM

AHA! Just finished reading the newspaper, The Idaho Statesman, account of the accident. Deputy was attempting to pass Mr.Johnson on the left, running code 3, when Mr.Johnson turned left in front of the Deputys squad. This man is being railroaded by a over zealous DA. I sure hope he gets exonerated and hires on with a department that has the b*lls to back its Officers.

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