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COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va (WTVR)--A veteran Chesterfield County Police Officer is on paid leave, after being charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run and DUI.

Jacqueline Conner, 49-years-old, was arrested early Sunday morning, after Colonial Heights Police got a call about a hit and run accident at the intersection of Conduit Road and Ellerslie Avenue.

A short time later, Conner was charged and released on an un-secure bond.

An officer from Chesterfield County, arrived at Conner's home on Sunday Morning and collected her department issued pistol, badge and her police car.

Steve Neal, a retired Police Officer says, paid or unpaid leave is common practice for departments as is collecting an officers department issued equipment.

Conner joined the department in 1990, just out of Radford University and rose through the ranks to Corporal. For many years, she was the face of the department, serving as their spokesperson for Crime Solvers.

Conner's current assignment is a Detective in Investigations.

CBS 6 legal analyst Todd Stone says most first time DUI offenders do not serve time, unless they have a very elevated blood alcohol content.

"But when someone leaves the scene of an accident and is actually caught and found to be intoxicated., if that's what the evidence proves, then it may be active incarceration," Stone said.

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