Elko Deputy Resigns Amid Patrol Car DUI Probe

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A longtime Elko County sheriff's sergeant who has been president of the local deputies association for more than a decade has resigned amid accusations that he drove his patrol car off-duty to a bar.

Undersheriff Clair Morris told the Elko Daily Free Press Sgt. Mike Otterstrom was scheduled to retire on Dec. 1 but resigned last weekend, a week before his planned retirement after an internal investigation.

Morris says the investigation stemmed from allegations Otterstrom drove to the Watering Hole bar in Spring Creek on Nov. 17.

He says Otterstrom became intoxicated, got a ride home from another deputy, but allegedly returned to the bar later in his patrol car.

The results of the internal investigation have not been released.

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