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Driver who rear-ended Emmett police chief charged as inattentive

The back of Emmett Police Chief Gary Scheihing’s police car sustained serious damage after being struck Wednesday afternoon by a semi-truck. Photo provided by the City of Emmett.
The back of Emmett Police Chief Gary Scheihing’s police car sustained serious damage after being struck Wednesday afternoon by a semi-truck. Photo provided by the City of Emmett.

Kenneth Myers, 51, faces a misdemeanor charge of inattentive driving after a Thursday afternoon crash in Emmett that injured the police chief and resulted in a police dog’s death, an Idaho State Police spokeswoman said Friday.

The Kuna man hit Chief Gary Scheihing’s car at a stoplight on Idaho 16 and South Johns Avenue about 1 p.m., ISP reports. Scheihing suffered injuries described as not life-threatening, but his police dog, Roscoe, was seriously injured.

About five hours later, the Gem Veterinary Clinic posted on Facebook that Roscoe had been euthanized, with Scheihing and other officers at his side.

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