An off duty Secret Service agent was arrested for drunk driving early Saturday morning in Decorah, IA two days prior to President Barack Obama's visit there.
Decorah Police Chief Bill Nixon says Secret Service agent Daniel Valencia, 40, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. A copy of the criminal complaint with more details about Valencia's arrest was not available because a local attorney in Decorah, Karl Knudson, currently has possession of it. Knudson was not available for comment at his law office this afternoon.
Secret Service spokesman, George Ogilvee confirms Valencia is a special agent with the Secret Service and says the matter has been turned over to the agency's Office of Professional Responisiblity for an internal investigation. Ogilvee would not say if Daniel Valencia continued to work with the president's security team in Iowa after his arrest on Saturday, August 13. "We're not going to talk about where he is," Ogilvee said.
President Obama held a town hall meeting in Decorah, Iowa on Monday afternoon as part of his three day Midwestern bus tour.