DHS caseworker fired after DUII arrest

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- A caseworker for the Oregon Department of Human Services was fired on Friday after she was arrested on a drunk driving charge while on her way to a call on New Year's Eve.

Police said Alysse Carlson, 26, had a blood-alcohol level of .25, which is more than three times the legal limit.

Carlson was responding to a call to investigate child abuse when she was pulled over.

DHS Communications Director Gene Evans released a statement that said the agency fired Carlson effective Friday.

Carlson began working for the department in June of 2013, Evans said.
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