NEWPORT NEWS — A Newport News police officer has been charged with perjury after authorities said they found "discrepancies" in his testimony during a driving under the influence case in Newport News General District Traffic Court.
Newport News police were informed on Nov. 13 about the incident involving the officer, Scott A. Mounger, 49, and began a criminal investigation. Police said after "an extensive investigation" and multiple interviews the case was presented to the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.
A special prosecutor was appointed to handle the case, who presented it to a grand jury on Monday. The grand jury indicted Mounger on one count each of perjury and falsely summoning or giving false reports to law enforcement officials.