NAMPA, Idaho – Nampa’s fire chief, who was seriously injured when he crashed his motorcycle into the back of a car in September, has been charged with excessive DUI in connection to the wreck.
The Idaho Statesman reported that the excessive DUI charge against Karl Malott was filed Monday in Payette County. Malott’s arraignment is set for Nov. 28. Excessive DUI indicates a blood alcohol of 0.2 percent or higher. The legal limit for drivers in Idaho is 0.08.
Malott was off-duty and driving at high speed on Sept. 24 when his motorcycle struck the back of a car on Interstate 84 near Caldwell. Idaho Transportation Department records indicate Malott exceeded the posted 80 mph speed limit.
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