Obama Secret Service Agent Arrested in Iowa

Aug 17, 2011 4:03pm

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer (@devindwyer) reports:  A U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to President Obama’s security detail was arrested Aug. 13 in Decorah, Iowa, for driving under the influence, sources tell ABC News.   

Daniel L. Valencia, 40, was pulled over by a Decorah city police officer and later arrested after it appeared he had been drinking, said Chief Bill Nixon.  No accident occurred; no one was injured. 

The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press. 

Nixon said the agent was booked and later released. 

Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie confirmed the identity of the agent and said he was off duty at the time of the incident, which will now be reviewed by the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility. 

Ogilvie said the agent remains employed, but would not comment further about his current status. 

Obama visited Decorah on Monday, Aug. 15, as part of his three-day, three-state Midwest bus tour. 

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