Capitol Police Files

DUI refusal, Oct. 26 — At 3:01 p.m. on this Friday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Louisiana Avenue NW and then turning east on C Street. The vehicle stopped in the middle of the intersection for three light cycles, blocking northbound traffic on Louisiana Avenue. The officer approached the vehicle and told the driver to place it in park because it was drifting backward into eastbound traffic. A second police officer conducted field sobriety tests. Due to numerous signs of impairment, the suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.


DUI — 10 percent or greater, Oct. 28 — At 7:05 a.m. on this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Massachusetts Avenue NE. The driver was speeding and intermittently honking the horn before passing through a red traffic light at First Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE. Upon conducting a traffic stop, the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The officer conducted field sobriety tests, and due to numerous signs of impairment, the suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.


Simple assault, Nov. 1 — At 8:20 a.m. on this Thursday, a witness approached a Capitol Police officer to report a physical assault. The officer spoke to the complainant, whose wrist exhibited red marks. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.


DUI — alcohol or drugs, Nov. 1 — At 11:57 p.m. on this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer responded to a radio call regarding a man driving erratically at the West Legislative Garage (on the Senate side of the Capitol campus). The officer conducted a traffic stop, and a background check revealed that the driver had no license on file. The officer also detected a chemical odor on the driver’s breath. The officer conducted field sobriety tests, and due to numerous signs of impairment, the suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.


DWI — 10 percent or greater, Nov. 4 — At 1:40 a.m. on this Sunday, a Capitol Police officer observed a driver traveling eastbound on Massachusetts Avenue NW while talking on a cellphone (without using a hands-free device) and failing to maintain proper lanes. The officer conducted a traffic stop and upon approaching the car detected an odor of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath and person. The officer conducted field sobriety tests, and due to numerous signs of impairment, the suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.


Misdemeanor, Nov. 9 — At 12:22 p.m. on this Friday, a Capitol Police officer found a set of brass knuckles and a stun gun while performing an administrative search at the Capitol’s south door. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.


DWI — .08 and above, Nov. 15 — At 12:24 a.m. on this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer observed a vehicle driving eastbound on Independence Avenue SE, passing through a solid red light at Second Street. The vehicle then struck the raised center median. The officer activated his emergency lights to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle did not stop. The officer broadcast a lookout for the vehicle. A second officer observed a vehicle matching the description traveling southbound on Second Street, heading toward C Street SE. The officer conducted a traffic stop and after smelling an odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath, the officer conducted field sobriety tests. Due to numerous signs of impairment, the suspect was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters for processing.


Bench warrant — misdemeanor, Nov. 15 — At 8:47 p.m. on this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer observed a man and a woman on the ground behind a traffic sign on Massachusetts Avenue NE. The officer noticed the woman was screaming. After speaking with the two, the officer determined they were in an argument. The officer conducted background checks, which revealed that the woman had a misdemeanor bench warrant from D.C. Superior Court for failure to appear. It also revealed that the man had an arrest warrant from D.C. Metropolitan Police Department for simple assault. The woman was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing. The man was turned over to MPD, who obtained the warrant and arrested him. 


Felony, Nov. 16 — At 10:23 p.m. on this Friday, three Capitol Police officers assisted the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department with a License Plate Reader hit on a confirmed stolen vehicle traveling southbound in the I-395 Third Street Tunnel. The vehicle was listed as stolen out of New Jersey. The officers conducted a traffic stop, and the driver and all passengers were placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.