After an emergency police stop was made in a gas station parking lot, the officer said the driver already had her wallet in her hands. She was looking at the officer with “droopy, heavy lidded eyes” and had “slurred speech.” The officer also noticed the “slight odor” of an alcoholic beverage coming from Kottemann’s vehicle.
“I know I’ve been drinking … I’ve been a Deputy Sheriff for 24 years,” Kottemann told the officer, according to the report. When the officer asked how much she had had to drink, Kottemann replied, “I’ve had a lot.”
Kottemann was assigned to the Court Security Division, the sheriff’s office said.