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Off-Duty Baltimore County Corporal Charged with DUI in Bel Air: Police

The officer is an Abingdon man who serves in the White Marsh precinct.

An off-duty corporal from Baltimore County has been placed on administrative duty after he was arrested in Bel Air for drunk driving, the Baltimore County Police Department reported.

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, a Bel Air officer conducted a traffic stop after seeing a Toyota SUV run a red light at South Bond Street and Churchville Road, according to a statement the Bel Air Police Department released Tuesday.

The driver, Charles Bagley, 42, of Abingdon, was charged with several alcohol-related violations, Bel Air police said. Bagley is a corporal in the White Marsh precinct of the Baltimore County Police Department, according to officials.

The corporal's police powers have been suspended, and he has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the court case and internal investigation, Baltimore County police said.
Mike A. March 05, 2014 at 06:23 AM
No he is not in jail. Just as if you were arrested he was released after his appearance with the court commissioner and is awaiting trial. He me is no different then any of us. And, just like us, if it is his first offense he will probably get a PBJ. Now what they do at work is a different story. I don't know why so many people think they should be treated differently then we are. They are human and make mistakes just like we do.
PH March 05, 2014 at 08:07 AM
Because, Mike A., cops choose to BE cops. Because of the public nature of the job, like catching drunk drivers for instance, they should be held to a higher standard. I wonder how many drunk drivers this one caught? If a cop robbed a bank, then that's just a mistake? Raping a woman...a mistake?
Bryan Harz March 05, 2014 at 09:45 AM
I commend the Bel Air officer for not brushing it under the rug and covering it up to save a fellow officer. Bagley may or may not get into real trouble, but at least he will be thinking hard about his actions and hopefully won't do it again.
Mike A. March 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Bryan I agree whole heartedly with this. He broke the law. Period. However holding one to a higher standard as Pam mentioned is ridiculous. People are human, no matter what occupation they choose. Is our President held to a higher standard? If so with all he has been involved ion that is controversial, such as Benghazi, why is he still around? I am by no means defending Obama, just drawing a picture.
PH March 10, 2014 at 09:45 PM
With all due respect, Mike A., I beg to disagree. Certain careers should be held to a higher standard, ESPECIALLY the POTUS. These people are supposed to be 'good examples' to our children and us! Our POTUS should be held to a higher standard. Why he hasn't been is beyond me. As should cops, doctors, firefighters, lawyers (ha), sports figures, actors, musicians, etc. This world is totally f'ed up.

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