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Two days after DUI arrest, CdA deputy administrator resigns

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor

City of Coeur d’Alene deputy administrator Sam Taylor resigned Wednesday, two days after he was booked into Kootenai County jail on suspicion of DUI.

Taylor, 33, was arrested Monday morning in Rathdrum, according to a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office booking log.

Taylor, who confirmed his resignation with The Spokesman-Review, was also cited for a DUI in 2010 in Bellingham. The charge was dismissed with prejudice in 2015, according to a background check.

Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer said “I no have comment on this personnel issue.”

In a Facebook thread regarding his alleged DUI, Taylor posted “Yesterday I was told I had a job and today I was asked to resign. I did.”

The post was later deleted.

Taylor, a Coeur d’Alene High, University of Idaho and Kent State graduate, was named Coeur d’Alene’s deputy administrator in May 2016. He had previous city administrator jobs in Morro Bay, California, and Ferndale, Washington.

His initial salary with the City of Coeur d’Alene was $94,632.


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