Investigators: Employee of care facility found sleeping, drunk

9:38 AM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - A south metro adult care facility is under the microscope after state investigators substantiated a claim that an employee was found sleeping and drunk on the job.

A report issued by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says Apple Valley Police officers were called to Centennial House of Apple Valley shortly after 7:30 p.m. on May 31, 2013 after a resident who did not speak English went into another resident's room for help.

When squads responded they found an on-duty employee who was responsible for helping the non-english speaking resident sleeping on a couch in the main lobby of Centennial House. When officers woke that employee, the worker had bloodshot eyes and dilated pupils. When given a portable breath test the employee was found to be over the legal limit, and also admitted to taking prescription medication.

Paramedics were called, and the employee was taken to the hospital.

MDH investigators substantiated the complaint; Documents indicate when they returned to Centennial House of Apple Valley 30 days later they found the problem had been corrected.

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