Problems for Two Secret Service Agents

A government watchdog concluded in a report released late on Wednesday that two senior US Secret Service agents were “more likely than not” impaired by alcohol when they drove a government vehicle through a secure area at the White House earlier this year, .
Homeland security inspector General John Roth found that the agents spent about five hours at a bar during and after a retirement party for a colleague at the agency that protects the president and ran up a “significant” bar tab before driving to the White House on 4 March. Their tab included eight glasses of scotch, two vodka drinks, three beers and a glass of wine.
The deputy special agent in charge of the Presidential Protection Division announced his retirement in advance of the report’s release. The assistant special agent in charge of the agency’s Washington field office was placed on administrative leave.
Both men denied being drunk and told investigators they only had a few of the drinks over the course of the night.



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