Departing Prison Chief Lappin Had Drunk-Driving Arrest


Federal prison director Harley Lappin, who announced his retirement last week effective May 7, was arrested on charges of drunken driving in February near his home in Annapolis, Md., and again for speeding last week, reports A spokeswoman for Lappin says the driving incidents are not related to his departure.

Lappin told his staff yesterday, according to the Daily Caller, that he drunk driving case was a “lapse in my judgment … giving rise to potential embarrassment to the agency, the Department of Justice, and my position as Director.” Lappin noted that “our affiliation with the Bureau of Prisons remains with us regardless of where we are or what we are doing.”

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