Umatilla County commissioner-elect pleads not guilty in DUII case

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UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — A Umatilla County Commissioner-elect has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge.

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The East Oregonian reports 65-year-old Dan Dorran was arrested Sept. 26 for driving while under the influence of intoxicants in Umatilla after a collision with another vehicle.

Dorran pleaded not guilty to the charge this week in Umatilla County Circuit Court.

A Republican, Dorran was elected to the nonpartisan Board of Commissioners, Position 3, on Nov. 3, winning with 45% of the vote. He is to be sworn in Jan. 2, 2021, to a four-year term.

In a public statement after his arrest was being investigated by the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Dorran said he should not have driven after drinking alcohol at a golf event and that he took full responsibility for his actions.

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