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Off-duty Portland officer arrested in Tillamook County

An off-duty Portland police officer was arrested Thursday morning in Tillamook for driving while intoxicated.

Sean Sothern, an 11-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau, also faces charges for attempting to elude a police officer and two counts of reckless endangerment. He was released from Tillamook County Jail after posting bail.

Portland police said Sothern has been placed in an off-street assignment in the Telephone Report Unit pending the ongoing Tillamook County investigation and internal review process.