Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For DWI
A Sheriff’s Deputy in Loudoun County, Virginia was arrested for DWI following an accident on November 10, 2012. According to police, the unidentified Deputy, who is an undercover officer, was in his personal vehicle when he struck 2 parked cars at around 12:30 in the morning. With regard to the deputy’s actions, Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman said, “We hold our deputies to the highest standards and respect due process. We must allow the criminal justice system and an internal investigation to take its course regarding this matter.”
Chapman remained tight lipped on the details but did praise his department’s handling of the incident, saying, “The deputies who responded to this incident took the appropriate action and we are thankful for their dedication to this agency and to Loudoun County.” Following the accident, the undercover deputy in question was taken into custody and placed on administrative leave. Apparently, the deputy is a 10 year member with the agency but the department has refused to release his name, citing concerns over ongoing criminal investigations he is involved with.