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Monday, August 15, 2011

Foxx's chief of staff faces charges

Poole is accused of drunken driving and resisting an officer

BOONE (By MONTE MITCHELL, Winston-Salem Journal) -
Todd Poole, chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, was arrested this week on suspicion of drunken driving, according to court records.

He’s been charged with driving while impaired, as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer, records show. He was also cited for failing to yield to a left turn.

Poole could not be reached for comment. He is still working for the congresswoman, Foxx spokesman Aaron Groen said Friday night.

“The congresswoman is committed to letting the process run its course,” Groen said. “It’s basically in the courts, and she wants to make sure the process isn’t interfered with before taking any kind of action.”

He declined to discuss details of the case.


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