Monday, May 05, 2014

Officer Bryan Horowitz Charged with DUI

A Broadway police officer arrested a Harrisonburg police officer on Saturday and charged him with driving under the influence.

Officer Bryan Horowitz, 36, is charged with misdemeanor DUI and misdemeanor refusing a Breathalyzer test. Horowitz is the leader of the CHARGE Gang Task Force.

According to the criminal complaint, the deputy was traveling west on Lee Street in Broadway when an eastbound vehicle drove by going 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.

The officer, according to the complaint, turned around and saw the car turn right on Main Street and pull into the Backstage Video parking lot.

"I could see the male driver was getting out of the driver side and a female getting out of the passenger set and attempting to switch places," the officer wrote.

After approaching the pair, the officer alleged, he smelled alcohol on Horowitz. He also alleged that Horowitz slurred his speech.

"I asked him if he had anything to drink and he did not answer me," the complaint states.

The officer noted in the complaint that an open Corona beer bottle was in the front cup holder.

Horowitz refused to take field sobriety tests, the criminal complaint alleges.

The complaint did not say what time the officer arrested Horowitz.

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