Wagner Police Chief Charged With DUI

Wagner Police Chief Charged With DUI

Wagner’s chief of police is facing charges in his home county, alleging he drove carelessly while intoxicated, but city officials in Wagner won’t disclose if he’s facing disciplinary action.

53-year-old Tim Simonsen of Armour was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and a seat belt violation in Douglas County.

According to court documents, a ticket issued to Simonsen on January 22nd alleges that Simonsen was stopped by Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Samantha Pulse at 12:33 a.m. in rural Armour.

Simonsen has served as the chief of the Wagner Police Department since August 2012.

The Wagner City Council will most likely be handling this personnel matter in executive session at its next meeting tonight.

Simonsen is due to appear in a Douglas County courtroom before an alternate judge, Kasey Sorenson, on March 15th for an initial appearance.