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Iowa worker suspected of drunken driving

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa worker who oversees substance abuse programs has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
   KCCI reports 50-year-old Jeff Gronstal was arrested early Friday morning.
   Polk County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jana Abens says a deputy stopped Gronstal's truck because its registration was expired. When talking to the driver, the deputy smelled alcohol so he began sobriety tests.
   Abens says the deputy noticed that Gronstal had trouble keeping his balance during the tests. Gronstal told the deputy his health issues related to cancer might affect the tests.
   Gronstal has worked for the state for 25 years. His job involves licensing and regulating substance abuse and gambling treatment programs.
   State officials say they will review the situation.
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