Former Chesapeake Sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty in January DUI hit and run

Posted at 12:55 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-17 15:41:09-04

Chesapeake, Va. – A former Chesapeake Sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to DUI and misdemeanor hit and run for an incident that occurred in January.

Spiro Taglis was arrested on January 24th. Chesapeake Police had stopped at a disabled vehicle and it was discovered that the vehicle had been involved in a hit

Spiro Taglis

Spiro Taglis

and run. The other vehicle had fled the scene but left their front bumper and license plate behind.

Officers found Taglis at his home a short time later — with his damaged car parked out front.

Taglis was given a sobriety test and blew at 1.3 — almost twice the legal limit.

He was placed on administrative suspension following his arrest and fired the followed Monday.

After pleading guilty to the charges, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for each charge. All of the time was suspended.

Taglis must remain on good behavior for the next two years. His driver’s license will be suspended for one year and he must use an ignition interlock device for six months.


UPDATE: Chesapeake deputy fired after DUI and hit and run arrest