ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — An off-duty Howard County police officer was charged with driving under the influence of
alcohol.

Police say Austin Michael George was stopped around 2:20 a.m. Friday  in Ellicott City driving his personal vehicle.

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A Howard County police officer noticed a vehicle drifting in the roadway on Rogers Avenue near Route 40. The car drifted to the side of Rogers Avenue, where it came to a stop. The officer approached the car and observed that the driver may be intoxicated. He was charged with driving under the influence.

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George has been suspended with pay.  He is a 2-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing.

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