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Secret Service officer arrested after Obama trip

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. HST, Oct 12, 2012

MIAMI » A Secret Service officer was arrested early today after being found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner several hours after President Barack Obama left the state following day trip to the city, police in Florida said.

A Miami police officer found Aaron Francis Engler around 7 a.m., lying near an intersection not far from a popular night spot in downtown Miami. According to an arrest affidavit, Engler had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol. He was arrested on two misdemeanor counts after becoming combative with the arresting officer. Police say Engler started throwing his arms around while he was being searched and hit the officer in the chin.

Miami police say Engler has been released to members of the Secret Service's Miami field office.

The Secret Service in Washington said the case will be turned over to the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility.

A law enforcement official said Engler was assigned to the agency's uniformed division and was in Miami in a support role while the president was visiting. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the officer's job with the agency.

Obama was in Miami Thursday for a campaign rally at the University of Miami and an evening fundraiser.

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Better than the guy called Deedy, da special agent. He goes into McDonald with a gun, kick a local in the chest, then pulls a gun and shoots him, saying it was self-defense. Now his attorney said he (deedy) is protected under the law and should be released. HEY, HE AIN'T 007.
on October 12,2012 | 11:22AM
Ripoff wrote:
haaha the Attorney watches too much 5-0
on October 12,2012 | 12:51PM
scooters wrote:
Local Boy making big body, tries pushing around a non-local..ever heard this kind of action before? Sure we have..Local Boy picked on the wrong guy...end of story..
on October 12,2012 | 11:39AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Wrong guy did wrong. He go jail.
on October 12,2012 | 12:18PM
RKC808 wrote:
yuuup One less troublemaker on the street to deal with. Did us a favor LEGALLY Thank you Agent Deedy.
on October 12,2012 | 01:46PM
copperwire9 wrote:
That was hideous.
on October 12,2012 | 03:32PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
I remember when I had my first beer...
on October 12,2012 | 11:59AM
peanutgallery wrote:
Obama's crew is just one misfit after another. These guys give the Secret Service a really bad name.
on October 12,2012 | 01:47PM
juscasting wrote:
Yup only thing missing is the TAPDIS....TAPDAT....TAPUOUT stinkers on the presidential limo....
on October 12,2012 | 01:54PM
okishadow wrote:
No comment. Kudos to Handsome Chinaman for having the coolest on-line name.
on October 13,2012 | 08:00AM
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