Acting Carbon County Sheriff James Robinson Wednesday asked Carbon County Commissioners for additional deputies to bring the sheriff's department to full strength but was told to wait until the problem regarding Sheriff Barry Bryner is resolved.

Preliminary hearing for Bryner on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to stop for an officer has been set for April 7 at 1 p.m. in 7th Circuit Court.Robinson said the number of deputies in the department is down because of retirement and officers leaving for other jobs. He said additional deputies would enable the department to make patrols of the Scofield area more frequently.

Owners of summer cabins at Scofield asked for more police protection.