Warrant: Surry Co. Commonwealth’s Attorney, charged with DUI, given six field sobriety tests, “failed them completely.”

Posted at 9:01 PM, Nov 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-01 18:14:27-05

James City County, Va. – Police arrested Surry County Commonwealth's Attorney Gerald Glen Poindexter Saturday, charging him with driving under the influence.

James City County Police say they were initially called around 3:40 p.m. for a car accident involving an intoxicated driver.

The accident took place at the Jamestown Ferry Dock on the Surry side of the James River Ferry. Investigators report that Poindexter’s car struck a curb while loading onto the ferry.  Employees of the ferry tried to stop Poindexter’s car, but say he kept going and hit a car.

Gerald Glen Poindexter

Gerald Glen Poindexter

James City County Police met with Poindexter once the ferry arrived at the Jamestown dock.  Police say Poindexter was arrested for driving under the influence and no driver’s license in possession.

According to a warrant obtained by NewsChannel 3, Poindexter was given six field sobriety tests, and "failed them completely." Poindexter also reportedly blew a .127 during a preliminary breath test.

No injuries were reported during the incident and only minor damages were caused to both vehicles.

Poindexter was transported to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on a $2,500 unsecured bond.

He was back at work on Monday, though he did not not want to speak to reporters. His son said he was very busy and not available for comment, but that they may be releasing a statement soon.