Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Former Washington County sheriff’s officer pleads not guilty to DUI

Courts » A Sept. 19 trial is scheduled for Lt. Jason Adams.

First Published May 27 2014 11:09 am • Last Updated May 27 2014 09:59 pm

A former Washington County sheriff’s officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday, following a preliminary hearing, to charges related to an alleged drunk driving accident.

Jason Lynn Adams was arrested on Feb. 9 after his unmarked duty vehicle, a Ford F-150 pickup, crashed and rolled on Highway 17 near LaVerkin, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

He was later charged in St. George’s 5th District Court with class A misdemeanor DUI and class C misdemeanor failure to operate within a single lane.

A judge on Tuesday ordered Adams to stand trial on the charges after hearing evidence during a preliminary hearing. After the judge bound over the case for trial, Adams pleaded not guilty to both charges.

A Sept. 19 trial has been scheduled, and Adams will be back in court again on Sept. 3 for a status conference.

Neither Adams, 39, of Toquerville, nor his four children, who were passengers, suffered more than minor injuries in the February accident.

Adams, a 16-year-old veteran of the sheriff’s department, resigned from the sheriff’s office in March, according to The Spectrum.

UHP Sgt. Todd Royce has said troopers was arrested at the scene of the accident after their preliminary investigation indicated alcohol was involved.

Royce said that due to Adams’ status as a Washington County lawman, he was taken to the Iron County jail in Cedar City. He was released after posting $2,693 bail, according to jail booking records.


story continues below
story continues below

Twitter: @jm_miller

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.