NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Police charged a Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputy on Monday with driving under the influence.
Caitlyn Kralovic was not on duty, according to those charges, but her blood alcohol level was more than two times the legal limit.
North Huntingdon police confirm to Channel 11 that the stop happened Saturday just before 11:30 p.m. on Barnes Lake Road near the intersection of Falcon Ridge. Hers was the only vehicle involved, but it’s unclear at this point what exactly happened leading up to that incident.
Neighbors tell us they saw a car sitting on the side of the road, then saw police lights and fire trucks on the road, but did not hear any commotion.
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Kralovic has been a deputy for the sheriff’s office for four years and is currently a corporal.
Sheriff Jonathan Held told Channel 11 there is an internal investigation going on, but Kralovic will remain on the job.
“She is going to stay on the job pending investigation,” he said. “She’ll be working with pay. This is a non-working related incident; it was on her private time, so she will stay on the clock and working in the meantime.”
Held said the allegations won’t impact any of her daily job duties, which primarily involve handling logistics for transporting inmates from the office.