Gage County deputies arrested a man for driving under the influence of drugs after he went to the jail to post bond for an inmate.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, a Gage County Sheriff's deputy contacted Dale G. Fletcher, 45, at the jail when he came to the front door to bond someone out.

Gage County Court documents state the deputy suspected he was under the influence of drugs, due to his slurred speech and watery, bloodshot eyes.

Documents state the deputy let Fletcher in the jail and met with Fletcher's probation officer regarding an unrelated matter. Fletcher called the probation officer after leaving the jail and sounded frantic.

Following the call, the probation officer told the deputy that Fletcher would be waiting to meet a deputy at the Cenex station in Beatrice.

The deputy saw Fletcher exit a white pickup, and he told authorities he had driven there, but denied using any illegal drugs.

Fletcher showed signs of impairment and was later submitted a breath test, which revealed no alcohol in his system.

He was arrested for second offense driving under the influence of drugs and driving during revocation.

Bond was set at $10,000 with a 10 percent deposit. His next hearing is set for Feb. 27.