Petersburg cop accused of DUI to appear in court

Posted at 12:14 AM, Feb 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-11 00:14:14-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- The Petersburg police officer who was arrested last month for driving under the influence in Henrico County is set to appear in court.

John Dixon IV  was arrested at the intersection of West Broad Street and John Rolfe Parkway.

Dixon is set to appear at the Henrico General District Court Monday at 9 a.m.

Dixon is the son of Petersburg Police Chief John I. Dixon, III. The Petersburg Police Department declined to comment on the charges.

However, CBS 6 News' Tracy Sears caught up with Chief Dixon a few days after his son's arrest outside Petersburg City Hall.  He initially refused to comment, calling his son’s arrest a personnel issue.  When pressed, Dixon denied ever giving his son preferential treatment.

“My son is a grown man and he’s been in trouble and he’ll be dealt with accordingly,” Dixon says.