ACCOMACK: Sheriff’s Office investigator charged with DUI after off-duty police car crash


An Accomack County Sheriff’s Office investigator has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing his unmarked police car.

Michael R. McCready, 41, of Parksley, also was charged with reckless driving, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

He was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.  An administrative investigation was immediately initiated and McCready was subsequently terminated from his employment, said Sheriff Todd Wessells in a prepared release.

McCready was not on duty at the time of the incident.

On Monday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m., Wessells was informed that McCready was involved in a vehicle accident on Nelsonia Road, just outside Bloxom town limits.

“Upon deputies arrival on the scene, it was determined that Investigator McCready appeared to be under the influence of alcohol,” according to the release.

The State Police was called to investigate the incident and subsequently charged McCready.

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