Pinal County Deputy Assessor Jacqueline Minto Nabbed for DUI -- Seven Months After Her County Assessor Boss Got Stopped For His DUI

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Pinal County Deputy County Assessor Jacqueline Minto slammed her car into the back of another vehicle last night. Her BAC was .183.
Getting stopped for DUI seems to be all the rage at the Pinal County Assessor's Office these days -- just seven months after County Assessor Paul Larkin got pinched for driving tipsy, Assistant County Assessor Jacqueline Minto was nabbed for extreme DUI.

Last night, Minto was involved in a serious injury collision in San Tan Valley -- and she was apparently wasted.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Minto failed to stop at a red light about 7 p.m. yesterday. She slammed into the back of one car, which then slammed into the car in front of it.

The driver of the vehicle that was initially struck suffered head, neck, leg, and arm injuries and had to be taken to Banner Ironwood Hospital.

Minto, the PCSO says, showed "obvious signs of alcohol impairment." She claims, however, to have had only one glass of wine at a bar just prior to crashing into the back of another vehicle.

The breathalyzer, however, told a different story: Minto's blood alcohol content was .183 -- more than twice the legal limit.

Minto was booked into the Pinal County jail on one count each of extreme DUI and aggravated assault.

In February, Larkin, Minto's boss, was stopped for DUI as well. More on his arrest here.

Larkin's next court date is scheduled for November 16.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu chimes in:

"During the past two weeks, Pinal County has seen two fatal collisions involving impaired drivers. We have warned the public after each collision about the dangers of driving while impaired," Babeu says. "Evidently, Jacqueline Minto didn't heed this warning and chose to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol. Now, in addition to the criminal charges, both she and Paul Larkin will have their Arizona driving privileges suspended. It makes you wonder who is going to assess our property values in Pinal County now." 
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Anglys113
Anglys113

Well that explains a lot maybe they were both drunk on the job and that is why our property taxes are wwwaaayyyy to high in pinal

Babeu
Babeu

Sheriff Paul, your worry should not be as you say, " It makes you wonder who is going to assess our property values in Pinal County now."   It should be the poor people who were injured . If you had made an example of Villar speeding home at 100 with her child in the county's car, maybe your employees might listen to you.  But no, you take her to St. Louis with you and smile with her when pictures are taken. What a nice reward she gets and a example you set. I sometimes wonder what is it going to take to wake you up. I guess another officer to catch them. And then you are forced to going along with the law. How about checking on the people that were injured? I am sure you can find another assessor. Maybe you should start using money for training your employees about the dangers of speeding, driving drunk etc. Obviously they need it.  And maybe you should get some training on making them accountable.  your favorite sister, Lucy Babeu                

Br
Br

wheres the story about his deputy showing up drunk to the shooting rage in his patrol vehicle

Exitwoundz
Exitwoundz

It's okay. She was undercover for Sheriff Baboon, looking for illegals. You know, hit them before they hit us....

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

A BAC read of .183 is not "more than twice the legal limit". This one's a whopper. It's 10 times the legal limit....damn, she drunk a tank.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

One glass of wine, she sez - but how big the glass was she did not say. Perhaps a 128 oz. glass? That BAC is slightly more than twice the legal limit, meaning for the purpose of being able to safely operate a motor vehicle she was AFU:  All...Fucked...Up!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

It's the kind of job that will drive one to drink. Has anyone ever been happy with their property tax assessment?

Why would we care what the Bald Bunion of PCSO has to say?

I hope the folks hurt in the crash heal quickly and completely.

Hock
Hock

What else is there to do in Pinal County?   

Jason
Jason

Shurf Paul is one to talk.

This is the same guy who supported now-fired PCSO Deputy Louie Puroll in the infamous Vekol Valley shootout supposedly involving a group of criminal illegals.

This is the same guy who supported the Flaccid Fool of MCSO when the MCSO shurf asked him to "investigate" the Munnell Memo and Blimpie, Black and Fox.

Yeah, Shurf Paul needs to stop flapping his gums. All he does is dig a deeper hole for himself...

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