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Driver who rear-ended police chief's vehicle faces charge

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Jul 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 13:09:06-04

EMMETT, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities say a 51-year-old man driving a semi trailer who struck the vehicle of a Boise area police chief faces a charge of inattentive driving.

The Idaho Statesman reports that Idaho State Police said Friday that Kenneth Myers of Kuna would be charged with the misdemeanor.

Emmett Police Chief Gary Scheihing and his police dog Roscoe were in a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria at a stoplight Thursday afternoon when a semitrailer struck the car from behind.

Police say Scheihing was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Roscoe was euthanized due to injuries sustained in the crash.

Myers was treated at a Boise hospital.

Idaho State Police said both men were wearing seat belts.