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OVI patrol targets impaired drivers

Prepares for increased summer enforcement

May 20, 2013

MARIETTA — Drivers traveling north on Pike Street in Marietta Friday night were greeted by bright flashing lights, a long line of orange cones and more than a dozen uniformed officers from various......

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May-21-13 7:54 AM

This is despicable and as long as duh!mericans continue to allow these transgressions,their rights will be further eroded.Anybody that would support this invasion of privacy is a dolt! WAKE UP!

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May-20-13 1:41 PM

I think the point he was making is that they need to police their own. Another point that needs to be made is that: "Cars were usually stopped four at a time and asked for license and registration." Why? Do these documents retain alcohol in any way? Would simply refuse all requests while the camera kept recording. “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

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May-20-13 9:16 AM

Ok Geezer, point taken. She got caught, payed the fine, and what ever the OVI first offense cost. Did a suspension and then went back to work, (guessing she will never do that again). That sounds awefully close to what happened to me at the young age of 22. I am just glad this forum wasn't up then so people couldn't keep bringing it up after my dues were paid.

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May-20-13 6:11 AM

(cont.) clocking her at 102 mph. Wilson had a blood-alcohol content of 0.16, twice Ohio’s legal driving limit.

Wilson was terminated March 9 for conduct unbecoming an officer. She pleaded no contest April 25 to OVI, was found guilty and fined. The speeding charge was dismissed.

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May-20-13 6:10 AM

MOUNT GILEAD — An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper who was convicted of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol has been reinstated. Tiffany J. Wilson, 40, was terminated for the Feb. 17 incident, but an arbitrator reduced the termination to a 90-day suspension without pay and placed her on a last-chance agreement. She returned to work Jan. 11. E. William Lewis reinstated Wilson with seniority, benefits and back pay restored except for the 90-day suspension. Wilson, who was with the Mount Gilead post at the time of the incident, has been reassigned to the Delaware post.

A 12-year veteran, Wilson was off-duty on the night in question. She was at a friend’s house and consumed “an excessive amount of alcohol” and elected to drive home around midnight. According to the arbitrator’s report, Wilson consumed three and a half beers and between four and five shots of alcohol. Lt. Toby Smith, who was Wilson’s commander at the Mount Gilead post, pulled her over on Interstate 71

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