Arrested for disorderly intoxication, Secret Service agent will not be charged

Aaron Francis Engler was arrested for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence in October after a police officer found him lying on a street corner. Initially unresponsive, Engler "started arguing with me and throwing his arms around while I was conducting a pat down," the officer wrote in his report, which also noted Engler's bloodshot eyes and the strong smell of alcohol.

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Prosecutors, however, now say that "Engler’s conduct does not constitute disorderly intoxication," CBS News reported Friday.

"Mr. Engler did not endanger the safety of another person, nor was there a public disturbance,” prosecutors said, according to CBS.

Prosecutors also say the pat-down was "likely improper," strengthening Engler's defense and making a conviction "highly unlikely."

"A legal argument could be made that Mr. Engler’s actions, considered to be resisting, were a reaction to an unlawful search," prosecutors said, according to CBS. "This makes proving the State’s case beyond a reasonable doubt highly unlikely.”

The Engler episode was just one in a string of embarrassments for the Secret Service last year. In April, a number of agents were implicated in a drinking and prostitution scandal in Colombia as they prepared security for a visit by Obama. The incident caused an uproar on Capitol Hill, where Republicans launched an investigation into whether Obama's security was ever breached. A number of agents resigned in the wake of the scandal.