NEW KENT — A Virginia State Police trooper was arrested Thursday for driving under the influence in New Kent on Interstate 64, according to a Friday release from the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office.
Benjamin Nicholas Canning, 33, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving by speed and refusal to submit to a breath test. He is being held at Henrico Jail East, according to the sheriff’s office.
A joint investigation between the sheriff’s office and the Virginia State Police is ongoing. No additional information will be provided at this time, states the release.
A Virginia State Police spokesperson said Saturday that Canning has been suspended without pay.
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