Ranger arrested for alleged DUI

A California State Parks ranger has been placed on administrative time off pending an investigation into an alleged DUI incident earlier this month, according to officials.

"There was an incident with tenured employee Tyson Young, and State Parks is fully cooperating with the California Highway Patrol," said State

Parks spokeswoman Vicky Waters. "This is a personnel issue and there is an internal investigation. Young's peace officer status has also been removed during this time."

Garberville area California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Bourassa said officers received a report of a possible DUI on Aug. 15 at 2:58 p.m. and upon arrival found 33-year-old Young, a supervising ranger, operating a State Parks vehicle.

"The officer located the vehicle traveling north on Highway 254 near Myers Flat," Bourassa said. "Young displayed symptoms of intoxication and was detained for a DUI investigation and then transported to our office where he was evaluated."

Young, 33, was arrested and cited on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was then released to State Parks officials, according to Bourassa.

"Garberville area (CHP) will complete an investigation and forward it to the District Attorney's office to request that charges be filed," Bourassa said.

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