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DUI trial involving fired UHP trooper put on hold

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Dec 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-17 13:33:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Former Utah Highway Patrol trooper Lisa Steed was expected to take the stand Monday morning in a DUI trial in Salt Lake City, however the judge put the case on hold.

The attorney in Monday's hearing said the case should be thrown out since Davis and Salt Lake County district attorneys are refusing to prosecute Steed's DUI cases and she is under investigation by the FBI for civil rights violations.

Steed was to testify in a case against someone she previously cited for a DUI.

The judge ruled more time was needed for prosecutors to hand over information regarding Steed's employment history and then he will decide if the trial will move forward. The next court date in this case is schedule for February.

Formal Corporal Steed faces accusations that she arrested several people for driving under the influence, in spite of the fact that they were sober.

Earlier this month, Steed was fired for her actions, however UHP said they are still investigating the alleged false DUI citations.

This is not the only recent legal action involving Steed. Last week, several people who say Steed wrongfully cited them for DUI filed a class action lawsuit.

Steed is appealing her termination.