NBC4’s Leon Harris Arrested Following Crash in Bethesda

Leon Harris, a local TV news anchor, was arrested and charged for driving under the influence Saturday after being involved in a two-car crash, according to his employer NBC4 Washington. 

Harris rear-ended a vehicle while driving on Bradley Boulevard near River Road, NBC4 reported, citing a Montgomery County police report. The vehicle hit then collided with a third car.  

NBC4 said that Harris attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by police. 

While Harris failed a field sobriety test and his breathalyzer test was twice the legal limit of 0.8% BAC (blood alcohol concentration), there were no serious injuries reported, according to NBC4. 

NBC4 shared that Harris will not be on-air while the incident continues to be investigated. 


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