OWI trial reset for Secret Service agent in Decorah

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — The trial of a Secret Service agent charged with drunken driving in Iowa before a visit by President Barack Obama has been delayed until January.

Daniel Valencia was on assignment in Decorah to help with security when he was charged with operating under the influence on Aug. 13. He was off-duty when he was arrested.

Obama visited Decorah on Aug. 15 as part of a three-day Midwestern bus trip.

The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reports Valencia’s trial, which had been set for Tuesday, in now scheduled for Jan. 18 in Winneshiek County District Court.

Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvee confirmed Valencia is an agent and that the matter was turned over to the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility for an internal investigation.