Cass County deputy arrested for DWI in Minnesota

Photo by: Becker County Jail
Photo by: Becker County Jail

(Cass County, ND) -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation after one of its employees was arrested for DWI in Minnesota.

Deputy Savanna Graser was booked into the Becker County Jail on Saturday. The office was notified of her arrest Monday.

Graser began working for the Sheriff's Office in November 2021, and is currently a non-licensed roster correctional deputy.

“It will always remain a top priority of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office to be transparent to the public and accept responsibility for our employee’s actions, both good and bad," said Sheriff Jesse Jahner in a statement released to WDAY Radio. "We thank the Becker County Sheriff’s Office for keeping the public safe and for their professionalism while investigating this incident.”

Roster deputies work on an as-needed basis when it works for the deputy’s schedule. Roster deputies attend monthly training and work a minimum of one shift per month. Due to being a roster deputy and not employed in a full or part time status, Graser was placed on unpaid administrative leave as the internal investigation moves forward.