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Belle Plaine officer resigns after high-speed DWI stop

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A Belle Plaine police officer arrested last month on his second DWI charge while on the force is resigning, but he will take a severance payment of more than $15,000 with him.

On Monday night, the Belle Plaine City Council voted 3-2 to accept the Bryan Pasek's resignation and a subsequent separation agreement which includes a lump-sum severance payment of $15,027.72, or the equivalent of three months' pay.

Pasek, 32, will also receive a lump sum payment of $6,581.69 for his 227.74 hours of accrued paid personal time.

The resignation will take effect on Dec. 21, and follows a traffic stop where Pasek was clocked going 96 mph with a blood-alcohol content of .17.

Voting against the resignation agreement were council members Gary Trost and Paul Chard, both of whom wanted one month of the three-month severance payment subtracted from the agreement due to Pasek having been on "paid" administrative leave the past month.

Mayor Tim Lies and council members Cary Coop and Scott Schneider voted in favor of the agreement.

Mike Pingalore was absent.

Pasek, has been a member of the department since 2002. His first DWI arrest occurred in 2003.

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