PAYETTE — Former Payette County Sheriff's deputy Scott Sloan was charged Wednesday with one count of vehicular manslaughter for an accident that killed a New Plymouth man in October.

Gem County Prosecutor Richard Linville has been appointed as Special Prosecuting Attorney in the case.

On October 18, 2011, the police car Sloan was driving collided with a Jeep driven by Barry Johnson. Johnson was killed and Sloan was injured in the crash.

In a written statement Payette County Sheriff Chad Huff said, “I have always been committed to providing deputies with quality training. Deputies are given emergency vehicle operation courses while they are in the academy and are regularly required to complete in-service refresher courses. I also require deputies to complete on-line driving courses as well as review the PCSO Policy Manual regarding Emergency Responses. In short, deputies are required to exercise sound judgment and care with due regard for life and property when responding to an emergency call.”

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