Beatrice City Official Accused Of Driving Under The Influence


The Beatrice City Clerk is being accused of drunken driving; Gage County Court documents reveal.

Erin Saathoff, 40, of Wymore is charged with failing to signal as well as driving under the influence, a first offense.

Court affidavit indicates an officer observed Saathoff fail to signal a turn in Beatrice on June 22nd. Once pulled over, the officer smelled alcohol and reported that she had slurred speech. The preliminary blood alcohol test registered a .142. The traffic stop occurred in the 500 block of Perry Street in Beatrice.

A hearing is scheduled in Gage County Court on August 9th. Saathoff posted bond and was released. She pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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