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Mon., April 19, 2010, 5:34 p.m.

Arrested sheriff’s deputy refuses DUI tests

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy faces a one-year driver’s license suspension after refusing to take sobriety tests during an off-duty drunken driving arrest early Friday.

Darin Schaum, a 12-year veteran, appeared to be racing or confronting another motorist while driving his personal Dodge pickup about 1:30 a.m. near Broadway Avenue and McDonald Road, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Spokane Valley police Officer Todd Miller, said Schaum “identified himself as a deputy sheriff and exhibited signs of intoxication,” according to the sheriff’s office.

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