A Belle Plaine police officer was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) early Tuesday morning.
Officer Bryan Michael Pasek was stopped by a state trooper on Highway 169, between Jordan and Belle Plaine at 2:26 a.m.
He was allegedly traveling at 96 mph in a 65 mph zone before being stopped, according to Lt. Eric Roeske, a state patrol spokesperson. After a portable breath test indicated a blood-alcohol concentration of .17 – more than twice the legal limit -- Pasek, 32, was arrested and booked into the Scott County Jail for third-degree DWI, a gross-misdemeanor.
In a prepared statement Tuesday, City Administrator David Murphy said, besides the legal process, the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the city’s union contract with its officers in Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS), the city’s employee personnel handbook and procedures of the police department.
This is not the first time Pasek has been arrested for DWI. In the fall of 2003, he was arrested by Scott County sheriff’s deputies and charged with gross-misdemeanor DWI, a charge that was later reduced to a misdemeanor.
He reportedly paid a $1,025 fine, served 100 hours of community service and was suspended without pay for three days.