Ga. deputy retires a day after DUI arrest | News
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- A 23-year veteran of the Bartow County Sheriff's Office retired a day after being arrested for driving under the influence.
A Cartersville police officer arrested Bartow County Sheriff's Deputy Brandy Denise Kottemann on March 6 and cited her for driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to maintain lane and driving on roadways for traffic.
According to a police report, an off-duty Marietta officer called 911 after reportedly telling Kottemann that she shouldn't drive while they were at a Steakhouse. That officer then followed her out of the parking lot of a Steakhouse.
The Cartersville police officer observed her swerve onto the shoulder and take a too-wide turn before pulling her over. The report reads, "Mrs. Kottemann already had her wallet in her hands, and was looking at me with a droopy heavy-lidded eyes, breathing hard. I detected a slight odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the interior of Mrs. Kottemann's vehicle."
The officer said Kottemann repeatedly said she was a Deputy Sheriff.
When asked how much she had to drink Kottemann reportedly said, "I've had a lot."
In a release from the Bartow County Sheriff's office, Kottemann was assigned to the Court Security Division and retired after 23 years of service.
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