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Standby Social Worker Drunk
January 9, 2014 permalink
Your social worker is on call 24/7. (But she may be drunk!)
Oregon police arrested standby social worker Alysse Renee Carlson for drunk driving while responding to an abuse report.
Hillsboro police say Department of Human Services on-call caseworker arrested on DUII while responding to call
Hillsboro police say they arrested a state Department of Human Services on-call caseworker on a drunken driving accusation while the woman reportedly was responding to an abuse incident to help Hillsboro officers on New Year’s Eve.
Alysse Renee Carlson, 26, of Beaverton, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants, said Lt. Mike Rouches, a Hillsboro police spokesman. A breath test at the Washington County Jail showed Carlson’s blood-alcohol level was .25 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit, Rouches said.
Carlson, Rouches said, told police she was an on-call Department of Human Services caseworker. Police reportedly notified Carlson’s supervisor of her arrest. A spokesman for the Department of Human Services could not be reached for comment Thursday, Jan. 2.
About 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 31, police received a call reporting a possible impaired driver on Southeast Baseline Street and Northeast 53rd Avenue. The caller reported that a silver Kia sedan was driving all over the roadway.
The vehicle turned north on 53rd Avenue, Rouches said, and then onto Northeast Elam Young Parkway, where it turned into the parking lot of the Department of Human Services Hillsboro office.
Police, Rouches said, stopped the vehicle in the parking lot. While talking with officers, the driver, identified as Carlson, smelled like alcohol and failed field sobriety tests, Rouches said. She reportedly was driving her personal vehicle.
She told police, according to Rouches, she had consumed two glasses of wine.
Rouches said Carlson told police she drank the wine at a friend’s house. She reportedly did not have a driver’s license with her.
Carlson told police she was an on-call caseworker and was responding to a Hillsboro police abuse case involving a child at a Portland hospital. She showed police her pager, which indicated she was called at 9:07 p.m., Rouches said. She reportedly was arrested about 11:05 p.m.
Police took Carlson into custody and booked her into the Washington County Jail.