A Norfolk city police officer who was recently indicted for obstruction of justice is now facing an additional charge of driving under the influence in Hampton.

On December 6, 28-year-old Robert A. Jacobs was charged with DUI and reckless driving by speeding, only three days after his indictment in Norfolk.

According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Cotten, Jacobs was stopped by a trooper who clocked him at 76 miles-per-hour in a 55-mph zone and saw him weaving in and out of the eastbound lane on Interstate 64. The trooper said that he noticed the odor of alcohol and that Jacobs appeared to be intoxicated, according to Cotten.

Jacobs was one of three officers from Norfolk to be indicted on obstruction charges. He has been accused of making a false statement to a law enforcement officer on September 17 during an investigation by the officer into a crime that someone else had committed. He had been released on his own recognizance pending trial.

According to Norfolk Police Chief Bruce P. Marquis, Jacobs was suspended with pay and his police identification and weapon were confiscated, pending the trial’s outcome and departmental administrative proceedings’ outcome.

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