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Sheriff's office employee arrested for public intoxication

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 14:21:35-05

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office employee is facing charges related to public intoxication, police say.

Arroyo Grande police say they responded to Rooster Creek Tavern the night of Nov. 24 after reports of someone there being "pretty intoxicated."

Police say staff at the restaurant stopped serving drinks to the woman while also trying to get her a safe ride home, but she was still "unable to care for her own safety."

Officers arrested Brenda Maynard, 55, of Arroyo Grande for public intoxication and booked her into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

Maynard was letting people at Rooster Creek know her name and employment status, police say.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials could not comment on whether any disciplinary action was taken against Maynard, but did say she's still serving as a custody lieutenant assigned to the main jail.

No word on whether any official charges have been filed against her.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says Maynard was released from custody a day after her arrest.