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Virginia Beach Officer Who Arrested Bruce Smith For DUI Serves 5-Day Sentence For Own DUI

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On November 9, Virginia Beach Police Officer Bryan K. Womble began his five-day sentence for driving under the influence and hit-and-run, according to the jail log.

 

On September 21, Womble was convicted and sentenced by a General District Court judge. Court records say his attorney immediately appealed the sentence, but has since dropped the case.

 

According to police spokesman Officer Adam Bernstein, the Police Department can now move forward on its administrative investigation, which will determine Womble’s status in the department.

 

Since his June 20 arrest, Womble has been on administrative duty.

 

The 37-year-old officer was part of the department’s Traffic Enforcement Team, which specializes in enforcing drunken-driving laws. He was the officer who arrested retired NFL star Bruce Smith for DUI on May 15.

 

In addition to the prison sentence, Womble’s driver’s license was suspended for a year and he was ordered to pay a $500 fine, attend alcohol safety awareness classes, and use an ignition interlock device for six months.

 

On the night of Womble’s arrest, he was involved in a crash with another vehicle. His blood-alcohol content was 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts
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