Governor reports for jury duty in Provo 4th District Court

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Gov. Gary R. Herbert reported for jury duty selection this morning in the Provo 4th District Court and was dismissed three hours later after he was not selected for the panel.

“It is important for all of us to step up and fulfill our responsibilities when called to serve,” said Gov. Herbert. “At the end of the day, I can tell you I feel good about our process, about jury selection and about the judges who serve on the bench. The process works very well in Utah and we have very good people who participate and perform their civic duty.”

The governor was one of 35 potential jurors interviewed for assignment to a case involving driving under the influence.

Prior to selection, potential jurors were shown a video detailing instructions and how the process would unfold. The video said no one is exempt from jury duty, including the governor, which got a chuckle from the group.