Everett police officer fired in wake of DUI investigation

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Everett police lieutenant has been fired in connected to his drunken driving arrest in August.

The Daily Herald reports that 60-year-old Jimmy Phillips was dismissed Wednesday after an internal investigation at the police department found him unfit for duty.

Phillips was arrested for drunken driving after a rollover crash near Kennewick on Aug. 25. He had his prosecution deferred for five years, meaning he won’t be convicted unless he has more legal trouble — a common outcome for people without prior DUI charges.

Chief Dan Templeman said in a statement that he appreciates Phillips’ years of services, but that his actions violate the department’s values.

Phillips had worked with the department for 25 years.

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