PInal Co. deputy assessor posts bond after DUI arrest
Jacqueline Minto arrested following car accident
Pinal County’s chief deputy assessor was released from jail Friday after posting $7,500 bond following her arrest for extreme DUI and aggravated assault, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.
Police arrested Jacqueline Minto on Thursday after she failed to stop at a red light, rear-ended another vehicle then failed a field sobriety test with a blood-alcohol level of .173, said Tim Gaffney, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, in a press release Friday.
The legal blood-alcohol concentration limit in Arizona is .08 and an extreme level is considered at .15.
Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of Hunt Highway and Bella Vista Road in San Tran Valley at 7:12 p.m., following reports of serious injuries from a two-car accident, Gaffney said in the release.
The driver of the vehicle that was struck was taken by ambulance to Banner Ironwood Hospital for head, neck, leg and arm injuries.
At the scene, Minto showed signs of alcohol impairment and admitted to drinking “a glass of wine" at a bar prior to the accident, Gaffney said.
Minto underwent a field sobriety test and blew a .183 BAC on a portable breath-testing device.
She later was given a blood test and an Intoxilyzer test, which showed a .173 BAC, Gaffney said in the press release.
At the scene, Minto told deputies that she was “the chief deputy county assessor" for Pinal County, Gaffney said.
Minto was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for driving while impaired by alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol concentration over 0.08, extreme DUI, and aggravated assault.
There was no word Sunday from Pinal County as to the status of Minto's position with the county following her arrest.