MONTROSE – John Mehlig, 60, deputy district attorney in the Seventh Judicial District, was arrested on Nov. 17 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.
“The deputy has been placed on administrative leave,” a spokeswoman for the Seventh Judicial District said on Tuesday. “We are conducting an internal investigation.”
According to a report in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Montrose Police were notified of a traffic accident at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Phillips Court in Montrose. The responding officers found Mehlig’s truck lodged against a power pole.
Mehlig’s arrest was his third arrest for DUI in close to 23 years, according to a Colorado Bureau of Investigation records search.