Lawyer appeals his DUI rap |

Lawyer appeals his DUI rap

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

An outspoken water attorney convicted last year and booked into the Summit County Jail after allegedly driving an unregistered vehicle while intoxicated has appealed the case, Summit County Attorney David Brickey said.

An arraignment and pre-trial hearing for John Flitton, who is an attorney for Summit Water Distribution Co. in Snyderville, is scheduled in Silver Summit Oct. 31 at 8:30 a.m.

Flitton, who is 40 years old, has argued against the Summit County Attorney’s Office in some of the area’s most high-profile cases involving water laws.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper arrested Flitton and booked him into jail after a traffic stop Sept. 3, 2005, documents filed in Silver Summit Third District Court state.

According to Brickey, Flitton was later convicted in Summit County Justice Court of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, failure to register a vehicle and driving with faulty equipment, all misdemeanors.

"He works for Summit Water but that doesn’t exclude him from obeying the law," Brickey said.

Following the conviction, Flitton indicated to a county prosecutor he would be appealing the case to the higher district court, Brickey said.

Flitton’s defense attorney, Park City resident David Rosenbloom, wouldn’t comment on the case when reached over the weekend.


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