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Arizona sheriff pleads guilty to operating boat while drunk

Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes
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FILE - This photo taken Aug. 10, 2017, shows then-Yavapai County sheriff's Chief Deputy David Rhodes, right, speaking with then-Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, center, during a tour of an area threatened by a wildfire. Rhodes, who is now the Yavapai County sheriff, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, to operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol at Lake Powell. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes has pleaded guilty to operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol. The first-term sheriff was sentenced Thursday in federal court to two days of home confinement, a $500 fine and a year of supervised probation.

Rhodes says he deeply regrets offering to dock a boat for a friend after drinking at Lake Powell last August.

He says not accepting responsibility never was an option.

Rhodes also was banned from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area while he's on probation and cannot drink alcohol.

He's a 28-year veteran of the sheriff's office.