Harrisonburg Officer Facing DUI Charge Resigns

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Cpl. Bryan Horowitz resigned from the Harrisonburg Police Department on Friday morning.

According to court documents, Horowitz was arrested in Broadway on the night of Saturday, May 3 in the parking lot of Backstage Video after a Broadway police officer pulled him over for speeding.

After Horowitz allegedly refused a breathalyzer test, he was taken to the Rockingham County Jail where they took this photo of him. He was then released on summons.

Before resigning, Horowitz was already on administrative leave due to the incident.

Whether or not Horowitz, who used to lead a gang task force in Harrisonburg, is innocent has yet to be seen. He has a court date set for June 9.

The officer who pulled Horowitz over said an open Corona beer bottle was found in the vehicle. The officer added that Horowitz smelled like alcohol and refused a field sobriety test.

According to Virginia law, the first time someone refuses a field sobriety test, like this case, it's a civil offense.

The court can suspend Horowitz's driving privileges for a year if he's convicted.

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