Montrose Deputy District Attorney John Mehlig arrested on DUI charges

MONTROSE, Colo. - More trouble inside the Montrose County District Attorney's office.

In 2011, 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra was disbarred after entering an Alford plea to unlawful sexual contact and extortion.

Now, Deputy District Attorney John Mehlig is on paid administrative leave following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Authorities say Mehlig was arrested Sunday after he crashed his pickup truck into a power pole.

Investigators say the accident caused minor damage to the truck and the power pole. No injuries were reported.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported that this is Mehlig's third arrest for DUI in nearly 23 years.

Mehlig was placed on paid administrative leave Monday pending the outcome of an internal investigation, the newspaper said.

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