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Off-duty Riverside deputy allegedly makes threat while being arrested for DUI

Brett Pendleton, 36, a Riverside County sheriff's deputy, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and making terrorist threats.

April 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Riverside County sheriff's deputy could face charges of making a terrorist threat during a DUI arrest.

Brett Pendleton, 36, was off duty when he was stopped on Highway 79 in Winchester for speeding on the morning of April 6.

The California Highway Patrol said Pendleton failed a sobriety test and threatened the arresting officer with harm or great bodily injury. Pendleton also allegedly damaged the CHP patrol car.

Pendleton posted a $5,000 bond and was released. He is on administrative leave from the sheriff's department.