Secret Service agent arrested on drunk driving charges in Iowa

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  1. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456
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    Posted: Wed, Aug 17, 2011 1:52 PM

    Decorah Police arrested a Secret Service agent early Saturday morning on drunk driving charges.

    40-year-old Daniel Valencia of Washington, D.C., allegedly ran a red light about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. The police officer who pulled over Valencia said his eyes were bloodshot and watery and he smelled strongly of alcohol. Valencia told a police officer he had had two drinks that night.

    After a field sobriety test, an officer decided Valencia was too intoxicated to drive. Valencia refused to take a preliminary breath test, and refused to give a breath sample at the jail. He was then charged with operating while intoxicated. He was released from jail Monday after posting bail.

    A spokesman for the Secret Service said the law enforcement agency is aware of the charges against Valencia and has turned the matter over to its Office of Professional Responsibility.

    http://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2011/08/485.html
     
  2. MountainBear

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    How is this firearms related?
     
  3. Redcap

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    They carry firearms and should be held to a higher standard.
     
  4. SargentMac

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    Wank. Higher standard my ***. Everyone should be held to the same high standard.
     
  5. deadeye

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    Moved to off topic
     
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  6. Generator

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    Do you mean something more along the lines of "They have more power in society, can carry guns anywhere, and have more responsibility, therefore they should be held to a higher standard?
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    CHL/CCW holders should have engine starter breathalyzers in their cars like those who do DUI diversion classes do?

    It seems as though he is going through the same procedure that anyone working for a department/private company with a company policy would go through. Higher standards means what? More immediate punishment? Or that he couldn't have DUI'd in the first place?

    We can judge the higher standard when we see the outcome.
     
  7. deen_ad

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    Good move!!
     
  8. Redcap

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    Yes.
     
  9. MarkAd

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    Never mind
     
  10. Father of four

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    :funnypoint:
     
  11. Grunwald

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    My memory seems a bit fuzzy, but aren't we supposed to be entitled to the same treatment under the law???
    How do you reconcile that with treating different people differently??
     
  12. deadshot2

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  13. Father of four

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    Happens many times each year. The DA's and the Judges show favoritism most of the time.
     

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