Michael K. Allen & Associates
Call now! Available 24/7 513-823-4224

Second OVI arrest puts Cincinnati cop's career in jeopardy

According to WXIX TV, a Cincinnati police officer has had the power of his badge taken from him. He has also been assigned to desk duty following a recent arrest. The 44-year-old law enforcement veteran was arrested for OVI by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 75.

The trooper reported that he observed the officer's BMW swerving in a northbound lane. This is his second OVI arrest in four years, though it should be noted that he was not convicted of drunk driving in the first incident.

The officer was arrested for OVI in 2013, but that charge was reduced to reckless operation; a violation often referred to as reckless driving.

In the more recent incident, a law enforcement spokesperson said the cop declined a chemical test after he was pulled over on the interstate shortly past 4 a.m. As our readers know, drivers who refuse a chemical test are subject to a one-year suspension of their driver's license.

However, after 30 days, drivers can petition the court for reinstatement of some driving privileges.

A police spokesperson said it is not yet clear if the officer will be able to drive police cars should his ability to drive be restored in 30 days.

In the reckless operation incident, the officer was fined $500 and received a suspended 30-day jail sentence. He also had to pay court costs and he was placed on probation for 6 months.

We do not know how this case will be resolved, but we know that in similar situations some law enforcement careers are terminated for an OVI conviction.

Anyone facing these possibilities should discuss their legal options with a criminal defense attorney experienced in DUI defense.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • FOX 19 / Michael K. Allen provides legal direction on-air through his appearances on FOX 19 NEWS. Visit the media section to learn more and watch our videos. / Latest Videos
  • 700 WLW / Listen to Michael K. Allen on 700 WLW Radio / Latest Podcasts

Michael K. Allen & Associates
810 Sycamore Street
Floor 5
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-823-4224
Fax: 513-579-8703
Map & Directions

Review Us

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy