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Henrico Police Lieutenant charged with DUI, refusing to take breathalyzer

Posted at 4:18 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 17:27:44-04

GOOCHLAND, Va. -- A Henrico Police lieutenant was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breathalyzer test after being arrested in Goochland on Friday.

Police Lt. Russell Eugene Hockaday was pulled over by a Goochland Deputy while driving around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, September 27.

After failing a field sobriety test, Hockaday was being transported to the sheriff's office when he complained of chest pains and was transported to Henrico Doctor's Hospital.

He was subsequently released and charged.

Henrico Police says they are aware of an incident but cannot comment on a personnel matter.