Guilford County Sheriff’s Department Communications Specialist Bria Evans was arrested by Greensboro police officers in the very early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 2 and charged with driving while impaired.
Evans is the point of contact of the Sheriff’s Department for media inquiries and is the department official who sends out press releases and responds to questions from the media.
Josie Cambareri, the public information manager for the Greensboro Police Department, when asked about the incident, stated in an email that at this time the only information she could provide was the following: “GPD was dispatched to the area of Smith St. and N. Eugene St. in reference to a possible impaired driver on 12/2 at 0235 hours. Officers arrested Bria Evans for DWI.”
Evans has continued doing her work with the Sheriff’s Department after the arrest. On Saturday, Dec. 3, Evans was waving from a Sheriff’s Department vehicle at the holiday parade (pictured above) and on Sunday, Dec. 4 she sent out a press release for the department about a shooting incident
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Evans told the Rhino Times that she was unable to say anything regarding the incident at the present time.
“I can’t talk about that,” she said, adding that there was an ongoing investigation and therefore she could not comment.
The timing of the DWI arrest – Friday, Dec. 2 – was particularly unfortunate because it was on the same day that the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department held a 5:30 p.m. tree lighting vigil at the department’s headquarters to honor the lives of those who died in traffic accidents in Guilford County in the previous year. That’s an annual service started by former Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes about 10 years ago in response to requests from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
At the ceremony, the names of those who died in traffic accidents are read out loud and there is a bulb on the Christmas tree for each of those who died. Since the tree lighting ceremony is a high-profile department event each year, Evans had sent out a press release for it and spent time on Thursday, Dec. 1 answering media inquiries regarding the ceremony.
Didi I do that?
So did she violate the HR directive for Christmas parties? Make her the example but we all know nothing will happen.
She should be fired. But you are right nothing will happen
This is the same girl whose mother is Danny’s current girlfriend. Did she qualify for this high level job? Will she face the same punishment as others have faced from Danny with the same charge? Suspension ? Termination? Your move, Sheriff. You claimed BJ showed favoritism…what say you now? That good ol’ boy system you cleansed from the department didn’t go away, it just changed names.
Sadly the majority of the tax paying population of Guilford County voted to return Sheriff Danny to office.
Apparently he learned enough about politics in 4 years to pad the payroll with friends and family while parading around like a peacock.
You asked for it,…….
Actually, he made it a point to go around to the universities within Greensboro to campaign early on. I noticed he had very few signs in the county proper until the end.
The answer should be that unless you have lived locally for one year you should not be allowed to vote in local elections and/or on local issues. I’m willing to bet if the numbers were studied you would find he won by playing those folks.
And I already know what kind of accusations are going to be directed at me, so just to let you know I used to tell my newly assigned soldiers I’m the least prejudice person you’ll ever meet…I hate everybody equally regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation until you prove yourself otherwise.
She should lose her job but we all know it’s not going to happen to her it’s a shame that as hard as the police department works to prevent crimes she had no thoughts for herself or her public
Is she the daughter of rogers girlfriend
Don’t you love it when pompous people like this are hoisted by their own petard?
“Spokespeople” for law enforcement all over America never cease in their sanctimonious lectures about drunk driving.
It’s like a similar phenomenon brought to light by the NMA (National Motorists’ Association – I’m a member). Apparently all the outraged mothers who crusade so self-righteously to cut speed limits in their neighborhoods are invariably the people who receive the majority of tickets when policing is beefed up!
Self-righteous sanctimony and hypocrisy go hand-in-hand.
Helps to be the daughter of the Sheriff’s girlfriend!
She is the Sheriff’s girlfriends daughter.
Nepotism and Cronyism at it’s finest. Picked her over more talented and experienced candidates for the position she holds.
Oh my danny, this truly is the meaning of a
“ black eye “ and boy ole boy this is a double shiner . Aren’t you a little embarrassed I mean come on a few weeks after the election and the night of the tree lighting for people killed by DRUNK DRIVERS and your girlfriends high salaried daughter gets arrested for DRUNK DRIVING. Wow that would make me want to have a double. Enjoy the ride
Was she driving the county owned car she was issued. Just curious.
You probably won’t hear anything else about this!
Do you smell a “white wash” coming up? LOL
Bad optics. Very very very bad optics. Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is beginning to show a pattern of really bad optics.
This violation does not matter to Rogers’ voters. There would be an outcry by his devotees if she were to be fired.
She and the sheriff will play the good Ole race card. Poor black folks. Feel so bad for them.
Those that voted for Rogers for sheriff knew his record (maybe a few did not but most did) did not care, and voted for him anyway! They do not care now that his so called girlfriend’s daughter who is his spokesperson was charged with a DWI. The lawbreakers are in charge and have no fear of being reprimanded…after all, he was just reelected a few months ago!
Well the Demoncratic voted and they got what they wanted! Nothing will be done and Rogers’s girlfriend‘s daughter will continue to be employed and paid a high salary. What is this crap about the continuing investigation ? She was caught driving while impaired, someone stated that she blew .14 on the DWI test. Nothing left now but finding a lawyer that will try and get community service instead of jail time. Even a disciplinary investigation shouldn’t take more than a couple of days. I have done this type of internal investigation and it should have been completed this week.
ANOTHER BIDEN ERA DENIAL AND COVERUP! Is this going to be Guilford County’s version of the Hunter Biden coverup!
She dint doo nuffin!
I think HR should begin an investigation in Dannys hiring practices like most good folks believe he is in violation of county policy and possibly state laws. Heck they need to check his girlfriend Sgt Gilchrist over 50B who smokes big Ole cigars with Danny… I don’t she check the I use tobacco product box… that’s term forms for termination. HR should check that since it’s costing tax payers money and she lied on official forms.
A few years ago two deputy sheriffs were terminated when they signed a form stating that they didn’t use tobacco products. After signing the forms a person with Guilford County HR saw them using tobacco products. Sheriff Barnes terminated both of them for lying.
Last I know of Sgt Gilchrist is a married woman. So the integrity starts there with both. That little info commercial about what he is looking for on the hiring process. He needs to practice what he is preaching.
People make mistakes plain and simple. Let the system do its thing. Some doctors, lawyers, judges, police, city councilmen (Z. Matheny), county commissioners(Roger Moore) get popped. Poor judgment? Yes.
You’re right Jack, but this was not a mistake. Look up the word. This was done intentionally and without thought or concern for others. All the others you named are just as guilty and deserve EQUAL punishment, something that will not occur unfortunately. This one will most likely be swept under the rug eventually, again unfortunately and we all know why.
And for the record, I don’t care who you are, what color you are, what sex you claim to be, or who you know, you break the law, you should pay the price equal to what would happen to others.
But we all know that’s not going to happen.
For those of you calling for her dismissal from her job: have any of YOU ever gotten a DWI ?? Would you feel like an infraction off-the-clock warranted YOUR firing from YOUR job ? No? Then STFU. Holier Than Thou M**********rs.
It’s not an infraction, it’s a misdemeanor. She works for a law enforcement agency so she should be held to a higher standard.
Hit a nerve huh?
Now now mr. bradsher don’t bust a blood vessel it will be ok. It’s more here than just the DWI it’s rogers hiring and promotion practices and about her being the one on TV promoting the tree lighting for people killed by DRUNK DRIVERS. Sounds like you feel sorry for rogers and co. You must be a liberal democrat. Have a blessed day.
No. I have never had a DWI. I never drove after or while drinking because I was employed by a police dept. and I would have been fired for that very serious “infraction” off or on the clock. A .14 would have made my superiors sorry they could not fire me twice. Does that cover your questions?
Just to answer your question Chris…no to both questions. But there is something called “appearance” and “example” which is why.
Law Enforcement has a “higher” standard than the average citizen working a job. They must pass higher standards and their is a “Code of Ethics”. They enforce the Law, and when they violate the Law they have to face the consequences. When they swear on the Bible they take an Oath to Protect and Serve the Community, not to violate the law. By the way, a DWI is not an Infraction it is a Misdemeanor. Get your facts right and clean up your language. You have the right to express your feelings, and so does everyone else that commented.
I wonder if Chris Bradsher is black. A lot of black people close ranks when one of their own has been found publicly to have engaged in malfeasance. They are not interested in right or wrong. Racial solidarity trumps morality.
Sad but true.
Whaddaya say Chris? Are you black?
I knew there was some psychological motivation for his unhinged, angry defense of a black woman. It isn’t that he’s black – it’s that he just married one. That’s it.
Was she driving a county owned vehicle???
No surprise here, just more corruption.
Hit a nerve huh?
Hey I wonder if Danny checked that box he smokes tobacco product for insurance reasons.. cmon HR… did he?
I doubt he did since he appears to “ABOVE THE LAW” . In the past individuals with the Sheriff’s Office were terminated for lying on the Use of Tobacco form.
LOTS of comments on this one. Ms. Evans is an example of another govt oops.
To be fair, Ms. Evans has been arrested, but not convicted. “Not guilty” happens not often, but it can be. We could all be caught with our pants down. If found guilty, she should be dismissed for cause. Let’s see what happens.
I am not so eager to accuse. Wait for the judge and/or the jury to decide.
I have been adamant in saying as long as democrats are in charge they will 1) lie ,2) lie and then 3$ lie again. . As long as they are in char they e we I’ll run over anyone who gets in their way. I really think most of Peopin Greensboro are ‘die-hard’ Democrats and anyone running for a job in Greensboro they’re getting fired for anything or runins with the law. They will be voted in, if you don’t believe me look at the city council with all the loser candidates . You in Greensboro have voted for Democrats all your life , why don’t you change and vote for good Republicans Now.
Any update on this?