An agent who works for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with an arrest last month. According to officials, 29-year-old Lori Johnson hit another driver, 19-year-old Darrell Baxter on Dec. 19.
The news channel interviewed Baxter, who told a reporter, that he called 911 and told the dispatcher that Johnson had hit him and that she appeared to be inebriated. The agent “could hardly walk,” and was dressed as if she had been out partying, Baxter told the CBS news reporter. The agent also reportedly showed him her badge and informed him that she was in her company vehicle.
The article also said that the arresting officer wrote in his report that Johnson’s speech was slurred, that she smelled of alcohol, and that she could not find her driver’s license. The officer also reported that she had to use his patrol car to support herself and that she told him that she had consumed three or four drinks.
This agent is apparently in deep trouble. A DEA spokesman would not divulge any information about her current employment status although the department is investigating the incident. Johnson also reportedly works for the department as an undercover agent. There is no doubt that this incident can put her job in serious jeopardy, possibly her entire career.
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