Martinsville Chief Deputy on Leave After DWI Charge

Martinsville, VA - The second in command at the Martinsville Sheriff's Office is on leave after being charged with DWI.

The sheriff's office says Chief Deputy Laura Hopkins was charged on November 8 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

She was off duty and in her personal vehicle at the time. Hopkins was not involved in an accident and was released from custody.

Sheriff Steve Draper says Hopkins is on administrative leave and disciplinary sanctions are being taken.