Tag: Jeff Haaga

City councilman resigns months after controversial run-in with police

Source: West Jordan Journal Jeff Haaga resigned from the West Jordan City Council on March 20, eight months after a alleged drunken encounter with police in which he claimed he was “protected” because of his position as a councilman. Haaga cited “personal family matters” as his reason for resignation in a letter addressed to Mayor

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‘He never thought he was entitled to special treatment’: West Jordan councilman pleads guilty to hit-and-run charge (with video)

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune South Jordan • Without saying more than “Yes, Sir,” and “No, Your Honor,” embattled West Jordan city councilman Jeff Haaga pleaded guilty Friday morning to leaving the scene of an accident after purportedly backing into a parked car while drunk. The plea was part of an agreement reached between Haaga’s attorney

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Just Another Manic Monday – August 29

It’s another…Manic Monday! Hopefully it is treating you well. As the day has gone on, hopefully you have steadily grown to accept that the weekend is over. It’s Monday. Here are some news headlines to give you a reminder of the past week – Utah news and national news. Enjoy. *** Some Utah news… #1.

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West Jordan councilman pleads not guilty to hit-and-run charge

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune A West Jordan City Council member pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of failing to remain at the scene of an accident after purportedly backing into a parked car while drunk. Jeff Haaga was cited by South Jordan police on July 19 for the hit-and-run incident at the parking

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Just Another Manic Monday – August 15

I’m back with another edition of “Just Another Manic Monday.” Last Monday was truly manic, and I was not able to give you the highlights of news from the past week. I do apologize. These things happen. Continue reading to see the peaks and valleys from this past week from within our state and at

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Better Utah Calls on Councilman to Resign

A city councilman walks into a bar… …actually, he was walking out of a bar and apparently he was very drunk. So much so that he backed into another vehicle without even realizing it and drove home. Later confronted by police for leaving the scene of an accident, the councilman tried to use his position

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