Former first lady Michelle Obama’s Secret Service driver was charged with criminal harassment and witness intimidation in Massachusetts, court documents show.
Douglas Vines, 53, was arraigned last week in Edgartown District Court, CNN reported Wednesday.
A woman who had been dating Vines for about two months said he went “off the handle” when she decided she did not want to have sex with him, according to a report from the Oak Bluffs Police Department.
Edgartown and Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, where the Obama’s have a home.
Vines called and texted the women and said she was “messing with the wrong person,” the police report stated.
He attempted to use his position as a driver for Obama to intimidate her “while attempting to get her to come back out and have sex with him,” the report said.
The woman said Vines threatened to have her deported, the report states. He also allegedly said he had her DNA and could “ping” her cell phone and read her texts.
Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said the agency is “aware of the charges” and Vines is on administrative leave and he is unable to access his Secret Service equipment or agency facilities.
Vines’ suspension “means he will be removed from President Obama’s detail until the criminal component and our personnel investigation is concluded,” Guglielmi also said.