Woman arrested after driving onto sheriff’s office lawn

ELKO — A woman who drove up onto the lawn in front of the sheriff’s office and hit a tree had a short walk to the jail when she was arrested for DUI this weekend, said Undersheriff Clair Morris.

Elko police arrested 26-year-old Erica C. Berg after she drove into the sheriff’s office landscaping around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Berg was driving on a revoked license after a previous DUI and had two warrants out for her arrest. She was being held at Elko County Jail on $3,105 bail.

While Sheriff Jim Pitts said he’s still assessing damage, his office will try to repair tire tracks in the grass, a gash in one tree and evaluate any damage to the sprinkler system.

The Elko Police Department was still preparing an accident report and was not able to estimate yet how fast the car was going when it crashed.

Neither Berg nor two passengers who were in her car were injured.

By Caley Cook

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Lweyle

I nominate this young lady for Miss Elko 2014. She obviously has the looks, the talent and the brains. All she needs to do is look good in a swimsuit and the prize is hers.

svmwaa

Not sure why you would use Miss Elko County as a reference as we have had great young women represent Elko County as Miss Elko County. I know as I have had the privilege to work with many of the past Miss Elko County's and this last year Miss Elko County came in first at Miss Nevada. Before you speak get your facts straight and know what you are talking about.

Cubbies fan

Wow, your parents must be soooo proud of their little angel..NOT

Mary208

Let me guess, you've *never* driven drunk a single time in your whole life...uh huh.

Cubs Fan

According to MADD, the average drunk driver drives their vehicle while drunk 80 times before they are caught. Since this model citizen has been arrested twice for DUI, she has probably driven while drunk well over 100 times. So do you actually have a point. I'm guessing not, as usual.

Lweyle

Revoked license? Prior DUI? Two warrants? Lovely features! I have studied the pageant rule book, and with the power vested in me, I proclaim this lovely woman Miss Elko County 2014!

Cubs Fan

There you go again. Do your fingers ever get tired?

Cubbies fan

@mary
I don't drink, so yea I can say I've never driven drunk before, what about you?

Lweyle

My mom says I can drink and drive when I turn 16. Until then, just drink.

jmharris99

I can tell by the smile on her face she doesnt care about all the damage she caused or that she could of seriously injured someone. This woman should be in PRISON.

greatwhite

i'm in love! this is a bad broad. i bet she was listening to that NWA song. you know which one.

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