We conclude that it was more likely than not that both Connolly’s and Ogilvie’s judgment was impaired by alcohol. While during their interviews each denied drinking to excess that evening, we must assess those denials in light of the UD officers’ observations of the agents’ behavior, the fact that they had just spent the last five hours in a restaurant/bar in which Ogilvie ran up a significant bar tab (at least some of which he was unable to account for), and that two highly experienced Secret Service supervisors drove into a crime scene inches from what the rest of the Secret Service was treating as a potential explosive device and which, under different circumstances, could have endangered their own lives and those of the UD officers responding.
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