A chief deputy U.S. marshal faces “pending” criminal prosecution for driving under the influence with an open container while on duty in his government-owned vehicle, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (IG).
The IG declined to name the DOJ employee and it’s unclear whether he is still on the DOJ’s payroll after his “negligent” driving in South Carolina cost more than $5,000 in damages, towing and storage fees. The employee refused to cooperate with the IG for an interview, as DOJ regulations require.
The IG substantiated that he was intoxicated with an open container during his on-duty arrest. (RELATED: Porn, Prostitution And Bribes: 8 Times The DOJ Let Bad Bureaucrats Off The Hook)
The employee’s conduct “violated numerous [U.S. Marshals Service] policy directives pertaining to operating a government vehicle while consuming alcohol, possessing alcohol while on duty, and being under the influence of alcohol while on duty,” the IG said.
The IG referred its closed investigation to the U.S. Marshals Service for “appropriate action.” The DOJ did not respond to a Daily Caller News Foundation request for comment.
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