FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former NFL defensive lineman who is now a county supervisor in Iowa faces misdemeanor charges after police say he showed up drunk and armed with a pistol at a daytime board meeting.
The Mason City Globe-Gazette reports that police were called to the Winnebago County Courthouse after Tuesday’s meeting in northern Iowa. Police say Mike Stensrud, the Winnebago County supervisor, drank alcohol from a cup during the meeting, and an alcohol breath test showed his blood alcohol level at .09, above the .08 limit.
They say the 63-year-old Stensrud acknowledged having a pistol, which an officer found in his pocket.
Stensrud is charged with public intoxication and carrying a firearm while under the influence.
He told the Globe-Gazette he sought treatment for his drinking in January and was sober until Tuesday but “just blew it.”