A lawman from northeast Iowa is facing charges in connection with a hit and run accident. Shortly after 4 AM Monday, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a hit and run on Highway 18, just west of Marquette.

The investigating officer discovered the suspect vehicle that had left the scene was a personal vehicle belonging to a Clayton County deputy. The Iowa State Patrol was then called in to investigate. Subsequently, Clayton County Deputy Brian Berger has been charged with OWI and failure to maintain control. He’s been suspended from the sheriff’s department.

By Roger King, KOEL, Oelwein