36-year-old Charlotte Moore of Spring Creek, was arrested in Elko at about 11:40 Saturday night. Undersheriff Rocky Gonzalez says she was released Sunday morning and placed on paid administrative leave.
Moore is a jail deputy who has been on staff for 11 years. A police report says she was off duty driving her 2004 Pontiac Grand Am when she was initially pulled over by her husband, Elko County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Moore.
Mike Moore indicated in a police report she initially was pulled over for either speeding or making an illegal turn. The Elko Daily Free Press reported she left the scene before being administered a portable breathalyzer test.
Mike Moore pulled her over again and called the Elko Police Department for backup.
Gonzalez says he followed procedures properly. He says the sheriff's office supports the police department's actions.