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Hopi chair cites political attack over alcohol incident

Ivan Sidney, the chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, says reports about his recent alcohol incident are "political attacks" that come with being a public figure.

Sidney is denying claims that he was drunk and disorderly at a hotel off the reservation. He says the tribe and his friends and family have been "misled" about the June 27 incident.

According to a police report, Sidney was drinking heavily, unable to walk on his own and very disoriented. His blood alcohol level measured 0.311, nearly three times the state's legal limit.

Sidney faces an August 13 hearing over the incident. A tribal council member filed a complaint after learning about the incident at the hotel in Winslow, Arizona.

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