Update: Details about Bolts DUI arrest
June 7, 2010
San Luis Obispo Undersheriff Steve Bolts is currently on vacation without pay and his DUI arrest Saturday night is scheduled to be the subject of an internal investigation by the Sheriff’s department [Tribune]
Two Atascadero police officers responded to an anonymous phone tip at 8:23 p.m., alleging that Bolts, 56, was driving while intoxicated after leaving a barbecue for a local girls’ soccer team.
According to Atascadero police, the caller identified Bolts by name, rank, and license plate number.
Police intercepted Bolts, driving his personal truck, near the intersection of El Camino Real and Del Rio Road about six minutes after receiving the anonymous call.
The undersheriff was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. Preliminary investigations indicate that Bolts’ blood alcohol content was above the legal driving level.
Bolts was taken to Twin Cities Hospital for a blood test before he was released with a promise to appear in court.
Sheriff Pat Hedges picked Bolts up after he had been released.