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Petaluma police officer accused of scooter DUI legally drunk

A Petaluma police officer was legally drunk when he crashed a scooter on a public golf course during a department tournament last fall, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Tests from Petaluma Valley Hospital show Officer Ryan McGreevy had a blood-alcohol level of 0.11 percent, well over the legal limit of 0.08 percent, prosecutor Brian Staebell said.

McGreevy was tested during his treatment for undisclosed injuries in the Oct. 5 crash at Rooster Run Golf Club.

His medical records were released over his objection by a judge's order. Prosecutors also received statements made during McGreevy's hospital visit which support a conclusion that he was intoxicated, Staebell said.

McGreevy, who was recognized in 2007 for his enforcement efforts by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was charged in January with driving while impaired. Prosecutors added a second count Wednesday to reflect the test results.


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