Mineral County Interim Assessor Heather Drake was arrested by Mineral County Sheriff’s Office on Valentine’s Day.
Deputies from the department encountered a blue vehicle which did not come to a complete stop at the intersection of First and South A Streets in Hawthorne.
Upon investigation, the deputy noticed Drake was intoxicated. She was booked into the Mineral County Detention Center at 11:25 a.m. on the following charges: driving under the influence, above legal limit, (first) and failure to yield at stop/yield sign or control.
The Independent-News tried to reach out to Drake, but was informed that she had tendered her resignation on Thursday, Feb. 15. District Attorney Sean Rowe would give no comment on a pending criminal matter.
Drake’s appointment as interim assessor began on Jan. 29.