- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - A Waukesha County sheriff’s deputy has been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of a drunken driving investigation.

The deputy was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his personal vehicle in Genesee late Monday night. WISN-TV (https://bit.ly/1BC7yfs ) reports the deputy was heading home after attending a swearing-in ceremony and celebration for Sheriff Eric Severson.

Sheriff’s officials say he was off-duty when the incident occurred. They say he has worked with the department for more than 12 years.

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is conducting an internal investigation of the incident.

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Information from: WISN-TV, https://www.wisn.com

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