Secret Service Agents Allegedly Crash into White House Barrier While Drinking
- By Matt Holden
- Mar 12, 2015
According to a report, two U.S. Secret Service agents are under investigation over allegations they were under the influence of alcohol while driving a government vehicle near the White House and crashing it into a barrier.
The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General is investigating the incident. The two members of the group had left a late-night party for a retiring agent when they allegedly hit a barricade near the white house.
“We are aware of the alleged incident,” an Obama administration official said. “At the request of the Secret Service Director, Joe Clancy, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General is conducting an investigation into the allegations. We’re not going to comment further while that investigation is ongoing.”
Both agents have been reassigned to non-operational assignments until the investigation is finished.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.