police chief arrested for drunken driving
MERRILL — The chief of police
in Bayfield has been arrested for first-offense drunken
driving after the State Patrol noticed his vehicle going
north in the southbound lane of Highway 51 in Lincoln
The State Patrol says
60-year-old Ellis Casper was arrested about 9 p.m. on Sept.
18 and a preliminary breath test indicated his blood-alcohol
content was 0.14 percent. The legal limit to drive is 0.08
Bayfield Mayor Larry
MacDonald says he discussed the arrest with Casper the next
day and the city council is considering a possible
reprimand. The mayor calls Casper an extremely good police
chief and doesn't anticipate he will be fired.