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LCSO Detective on Leave after DWI Charge

ID not released on 10-year member of the agency alleged to have struck parked vehicles.

Deputies charged a 10-year employee of Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office with driving while intoxicated Saturday after an incident at the Lansdowne Town Center.

Deputies initially responded to the area at approximately 12:30 a.m. after a possibly intoxicated male reportedly attempted to leave in a vehicle. When deputies arrived, they identified the suspect as an undercover detective in LCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division. He is alleged to have struck two parked vehicles. The suspect was driving his personal vehicle, not a county-issued vehicle.

The name of the officer was not released. An LCSO press release stated that the reason for not reporting the name is because “this is both a criminal and personnel matter, and because of safety concerns regarding his involvement in ongoing criminal investigations.”

“We hold our deputies to the highest standards and respect due process,” Sheriff Mike Chapman said in the release. “We must allow the criminal justice system and an internal investigation to take its course regarding this matter.”

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene. He has since been placed on paid administrative leave. Patch will report any additional details as they become available.

The previous information was supplied by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and, where charges were made, does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this article, email dusty@patch.com.

Janie Oldham November 15, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I just hope that it wasn't Detective P. Beaver who is helping parents and students with the sex pervert.
Keeping the honest folks honest... November 16, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Placed on paid administrative leave? Guess this is why Goverment gigs are so good. If I get arrested I have 24 hours to report it to my employer and if serious enough (like a DUI\DWI) and fired. Either way he can never work in law enforcement again, any criminal lawyer would have a field day!!
Brambleton76 November 16, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Just sayin' what goes around, comes around. From my personal experience, LC officers are some of the most racist and corrupt I have seen. Pretty sure he will be placed on a desk job and full benefits..
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joe brewer January 14, 2013 at 06:39 PM
The should fine the judge for letting one of our upstanding deputies off so easy.

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