Virginia Beach Police officer charged with DUI granted $5,000 bond

Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 17:38:55-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - A Virginia Beach Police officer charged with driving under the influence over the weekend was granted a $5,000 bond in court Tuesday morning.

Sergeant Margaret Hobbs has been with the department for 17 years and works in the investigative division. She is now on administrative assignment after the DUI charge.

The incident happened in the early evening hours of February 21.  According to the Commonwealth's Attorney, when Hobbs was pulled over, she had her 2-year-old and 5-year-old children in the vehicle with her.

Her blood alcohol level was .23, which is almost three times the legal limit.

During her court appearance, Hobbs' attorney talked about her involvement in the community and her clear record. The prosecutors did not agree nor disagree with the amount of her bond, but were adamant on implementing several strict conditions.

As conditions of her bond, Hobbs will not be allowed to leave the state, cannot consume any alcohol or drugs and must submit a drug test while her case is pending.

Hobbs will remain on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation.

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