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Hitchcock

Iowa State Police have released the dash cam video of the stop of Moline Police Chief John Hitchcock's truck.

Moline Police Chief John Hitchcock, charged with drunken driving in Scott County last month, is scheduled to go to trial Nov. 19.

Associate Judge Cheryl Traum also scheduled a Nov. 7 pretrial conference, according to court records filed Thursday.

On Wednesday, Hitchcock filed a written plea of not guilty to one count of operating while intoxicated through his attorney, Andrew Larson, ahead of his scheduled arraignment Thursday.

Court records allege that Hitchcock, 50, of Andalusia, was stopped by an Iowa State Patrol trooper who clocked him going 90 mph in a 65-mph zone near mile marker 131 on southbound U.S. 61 in Scott County around 6 p.m. Sept. 7.

Moline Police Capt. Trevor Fisk and Capt. Brian Johnson were with him at the time of the traffic stop, according to the city of Moline.

Hitchcock was taken to the Eldridge Police Department, where a test recorded his blood alcohol content at .201, according to court records. The legal limit is .08.

He also was cited for speeding.

Hitchcock was placed on paid administrative leave. A decision about his employment with the department had not been made as of Thursday.

The two captains were given a five-day suspension in connection with the incident.

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