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Top Sheriff's Department Official Arrested for Drunk Driving

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A Sheriff's Department official was found last night passed out in her car in the middle of the Foothill Freeway with a blood alcohol level of .20, which is over twice the legal limit.

City News Service reports that Natalie Salazar was discovered after police received a number of calls reporting a vehicle stopped in the middle lane of the highway. When officials arrived, they found Salazar with her head on the steering wheel and her foot on the brake. She was arrested and taken into custody.

Salazar serves as the head of the sheriff's Community/Law enforcement Partnership Program. She's been arrested for drunk driving before, in 2009. She kept her position but was put on probation. She's now been placed on leave again.