Idaho State Patrol arrest deputy Colvin for allegedly driving drunk

LEWISTON, ID - A Nez Perce County Sheriff's Deputy was on the other side of the law late Monday night, as he was booked into the local jail.

Deputy Jay Colvin has been placed on paid administrative leave by the sheriff's office, following his arrest from a failed sobriety test. It's not Colvin's first time allegedly driving drunk. Colvin was arrested only a year and a half ago, in 2011 by Lewiston police. Back then, police said he refused a breathalyzer test, but later entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor DUI charges.

Now as for Monday night's run in with the law, an Idaho State Police trooper pulled the off-duty Colvin over for a traffic violation, around 10:30 in the evening.

"We will strictly enforce the law of driving under the influence regardless of who is the driver," said Idaho State Police, Allen J. Oswald. "It's only fair to the public, it's only fair to everyone else that's been arrested and it's fair and it's the proper thing to do."

Nez Perce County Sheriff Joe Rodriguez said that he is unable to comment at this time, until all policies and procedures are completed.