NBC Washington’s Harris charged with 6 misdemeanors, including DUI

Leon Harris, an anchor at WTOP News partner NBC Washington, has been charged with six misdemeanors in a crash in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Saturday night.

Montgomery County police said he rear-ended another car on Bradley Boulevard near River Road.

Online court records show Harris was charged with six misdemeanors: driving under the influence, attempting to elude police, driving while impaired by alcohol, attempting to drive while impaired and two charges of failing to stay on the scene of an accident. He’ll have to appear in court.

He’s also been issued three traffic citations.

Court records show this is the second time Harris has been charged with DUI in Montgomery County.

In 2013, he pleaded guilty after being pulled over on I-270, at Route 28. He received probation before judgment and served six months’ probation, ending in September 2014.

Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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