The Prince George’s County Police Department has suspended a police officer after he was charged with driving under the influence in Fairfax, Virginia. Corporal Rodney Lewis was off-duty at the time and was not acting in a law enforcement capacity.
The department immediately launched an internal investigation when learning of the allegations. The preliminary investigation reveals Lewis was driving an unmarked cruiser on Interstate 495 near the American Legion Memorial Bridge when he lost control and struck the jersey wall at 2:45 am on Friday, October 25, 2013. Lewis was taken to an area hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The responding Virginia State Trooper suspected Lewis was under the influence of alcohol.
Lewis is a 12-year veteran of the department. He is currently assigned to the Regional Investigation Division. He is suspended with pay. PGPD's Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) is investigating.
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.