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Petaluma police officer accused of drunken scooter crash

A Petaluma police officer who was recognized for DUI enforcement is fighting charges that he was drunk last fall when he crashed a motorized scooter at a public golf course during an annual law enforcement tournament.

Ryan McGreevy, honored for his work in 2007 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is facing a single misdemeanor count of driving under the influence following the spill on the Rooster Run Golf Club fairway.

McGreevy, 35, a Petaluma officer for about eight years, did not appear in court for a hearing this week to discuss a possible settlement. He has pleaded not guilty and remains on active duty, said his lawyer, Michael Li.

Li said McGreevy was not asked to perform sobriety tests at the time of the crash and police took no blood or breath samples related to a DUI investigation.

"At this point in time there is no evidence as to what his blood-alcohol content was," Li said.

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