WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Prince George's County Police Officer Suspended After DUI Incident

An officer with the Prince George's County police has been suspended from duty after he crashed his cruiser while under the influence of alcohol.

Police say Cpl. Rodney Lewis was off-duty and wasn't acting in a law enforcement capacity at the time of the crash, which occurred early Friday morning on the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia.

Police say Lewis was driving on Interstate 495 near the American Legion Memorial Bridge when he lost control and struck a jersey wall. He was hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police say he's been charged with driving under the influence by police in connection with the crash.

Lewis is a 12-year veteran of the department and has been suspended with pay.

WAMU 88.5

A WAMU Guide To The 2015 National Book Festival

Need some help navigating the schedule? We've come up with an agenda that highlights authors we’ve spoken with here at WAMU.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 2, 2015

You can plan for dinner and a show (for a cause) or check out a reggae concert.

WAMU 88.5

Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. An update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

WAMU 88.5

Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U-S is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: how revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.