Seattle detective: Not guilty to drunken driving

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- A 23-year veteran Seattle police detective has pleaded not guilty to drunken driving after a four-car accident in Mukilteo.

The Everett Herald reports (http://bit.ly/t6qyF1 ) that 46-year-old John Fox entered the plea Friday in an Everett court. He declined to comment afterward.

According to a police report, a nearly empty vodka bottle was found in the GMC sport utility vehicle being driving by Fox. The vehicle belongs to the city of Seattle.

Police say Fox rear-ended a vehicle, which then was pushed into two other cars. No serious injuries were reported.

Paramedics noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the suspect, while offices at the scene described the detective had "slow slurred speech" and was unable to focus on tasks, such as providing his license, registration and proof of insurance.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com