LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -
Larimer County Deputy Clerk Diggs Brown has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Brown told The Coloradoan that he intends to resign immediately and will fight the charge.
Colorado State University police records show Brown was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving with blood-alcohol content of .08 or more, driving under the influence or while ability impaired by alcohol or drugs, and a lane use violation.
The 56-year-old's exact blood-alcohol content wasn't immediately available.
County Clerk and Recorder Scott Doyle had kept the deputy clerk's post largely vacant during his eight years in office. Brown accepted Doyle's appointment to the job about three months ago.
Doyle is term-limited in 2014. Both Brown and Doyle are Republicans.
Brown is a former member of the Fort Collins City Council. He ran for the Republican nomination in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District in 2010, but withdrew and joined Cory Gardner's campaign.