The daughter of Gilbert’s police chief was arrested Thursday on suspicion of extreme driving under the influence and driving a stolen vehicle.
A Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy stopped Brandi Dorn, 25, around 11:48 a.m. as she was parking her mother’s car outside her Queen Creek home.
A preliminary breath test at the scene reported Dorn’s blood-alcohol content at 0.291 percent, according to court documents. Extreme DUI is defined as driving at 0.15 percent or above.
The vehicle had also been reported stolen, Maricopa sheriff’s spokesman Paul Chagolla said.
Police in the area were looking for Dorn’s vehicle after an off-duty police officer reported she was driving erratically, Chagolla said.
The off-duty officer reported Dorn was swerving into oncoming traffic and at one point struck a construction barricade, according to a court document.
Dorn was booked in county jail on suspicion of aggravated DUI, extreme DUI, having an open container of alcohol in vehicle, unlawful use of a means of transportation and failure to notify after striking a fixture.
Gilbert police Chief Tim Dorn issued the following statement through a department spokesman: “I love my daughter, but I do not condone her actions. I fully expect the criminal justice system to hold her accountable for her actions if guilt is established.”
Dorn also said his daughter’s arrest will not change his stance on DUI enforcement and laws.
“If anything, this serves as an example of how the actions of impaired drivers have an impact on the lives of others.”
Dorn was still in custody on Friday.