President Obama visits Moneygall village in Ireland in 2011. Mark Connolly, one of the agents under investigation, is in the foreground. Behind him is Joseph P. Clancy, the recently appointed head of the Secret Service. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president’s protective detail, drove a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week, an agency official said Wednesday.

Officers on duty who witnessed the March 4 incident wanted to arrest the agents and conduct sobriety tests, according to a current and a former government official familiar with the incident. But the officers were ordered by a supervisor on duty that night to let the agents go home, said these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive internal matter.

Written by Carol D. Leonnig- The Washington Post
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