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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:30 pm | Updated: 6:30 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The daughter of Gilbert’s police chief had three prior drunken driving arrests before she was booked on a DUI charge last week in Queen Creek.

Brandi Leigh Dorn, 25, of Queen Creek was arrested each time in Mesa with the first occurrence in May 2002 and the most recent on Jan. 31 of this year, Mesa police detective Chris Arvayo said.

At 2:38 p.m. Jan. 31, Dorn was driving a Chevrolet Camaro south on Gilbert Road near U.S. 60 when she attempted to change lanes and lost control of the car, a Mesa police report states.

The Camaro jumped a median and hit a northbound Nissan Sentra, sending two people to the hospital. One occupant suffered critical injuries.

Dorn told police she had one beer and two shots of whiskey earlier in the day, the report states.

She was booked into jail on suspicion of drunken driving. The police department later requested that she also be charged on counts that include aggravated assault.

As of Thursday the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office was still reviewing the case.

Brandi Dorn is the daughter of police Chief Tim Dorn. A Gilbert police spokesman said on Thursday that Chief Dorn stands by a previously released statement in which he said that he loves his daughter but does not condone her actions.

On Aug. 1, 2002, Brandi Dorn pleaded guilty to extreme DUI for driving drunk on May 27, 2002, according to the Mesa Municipal Court. Extreme DUI is defined as driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 percent or above. She was sentenced to 32 days in jail.

On March 9, 2004, she pleaded guilty to extreme DUI for driving drunk Dec. 20, 2003. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail.

On Aug. 9, Dorn was booked into jail on DUI charges after a Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy stopped her as she was parking her mother’s car outside her home.

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