DHS caseworker fired after DUII arrest

DHS caseworker fired after DUII arrest
Oregon Department of Human Services employee Alysse Carlson was arrested New Years Eve on drunk driving charges on her way to a work call.

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.