Newport News police sergeant arrested for DUI

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News police sergeant was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) early Thursday morning.

George Evans, NNPD Sergeant arrested for DUI

George Evans, NNPD Sergeant arrested for DUI

George Evans, 55, was off-duty at the time of his arrest, according to Newport News Police.

The arrest occurred around 12:45 a.m. in the 16900 block of Warwick Boulevard. He has since been released on bond.

Evans has been with the Newport News Police Department since January 2002 and was promoted to Sergeant on Feb. 1, 2010. He is currently assigned to the Central Precinct, Watch IV.

He has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending an internal investigation.

“We are saddened whenever a sworn employee’s conduct, whether on duty or off duty, potentially erodes the public’s trust and confidence in their police. Such conduct does not reflect the high standards expected of NNPD members, and we will conduct a thorough investigation into this matter, up to and including any necessary actions to ensure full accountability,” said NNPD Chief Richard Myers.

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