Virginia state trooper arrested for DUI in New Kent




  • In US
  • 2022-06-25 21:07:00Z
  • By Virginian Pilot

A Virginia State Police trooper was arrested Thursday for driving under the influence in New Kent on Interstate 64, according to a Friday release from the New Kent County Sheriff's Office.

Benjamin Nicholas Canning, 33, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving by speed and refusal to submit to a breath test. He is being held at Henrico Jail East, according to the sheriff's office.

A joint investigation between the sheriff's office and the Virginia State Police is ongoing. No additional information will be provided at this time, states the release.

A Virginia State Police spokesperson said Saturday that Canning has been suspended without pay.

Katie King, katie.king@virginiamedia.com

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