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DEA agent accused of driving under the influence, causing wreck in Palm Beach County

Posted at 10:04 AM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 18:31:09-05

A South Florida DEA agent is under arrest, accused of driving under the influence and causing a crash.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Brendan Darcangelo rear-ended a car at a red light at S. Jog Road and Olive Tree Blvd. in Greenacres on Dec. 2 around 11:30 p.m., causing that car to spin out.

Darcangelo then hit another vehicle, the Sheriff's Office said.

Two people in the vehicle that was rear-ended were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, documents show.

According to an arrest report, a deputy said he could smell alcohol on Darcangelo's breath, his eyes were glassy, his speech was slurred, and he was unsteady on his feet.

Darcangelo refused a breathalyzer test on the scene, the Sheriff's Office said.

He's now facing charges of driving under the influence with property damage, and driving under the influence with injury to others.

The Miami field office of the Drug Enforcement Administration confirms that Darcangelo is an agent in South Florida, but would not comment further.