Greenfield superintendent charged with OVI; case pending: Greenfield Village Exempted Schools Superintendent Joe Wills was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence last month in Clinton County.Clinton County Municipal Court records indicate Wills was charged at 11:28 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, by the Ohio Highway Patrol. He was also cited for speeding. He was arraigned on Feb. 22. A final pretrial hearing is set for April 26, according to court documents.Wills is represented by Cincinnati defense attorney Edward Perry, who has filed a jury demand, a request for a bill of particulars and discovery, a motion to preserve all evidence, including audio and video evidence, and an appeal of license suspension, according to court documents. A dispatcher with the Ohio Highway Patrol post in Wilmington said Saturday that the local post could not provide information on the traffic stop, and that all requests had to go through the patrol’s public affairs office in Columbus, contrary to The Times-Gazette’s usual experience seeking information from the patrol.Wills has been superintendent at Greenfield since 2013. He came to that post after serving since 2005 as the personnel director for the Southern Ohio Educational Service Center/Adams County Ohio Valley School District. Prior to that, Wills served at Lynchburg-Clay Local School District as a physical education teacher. As varsity basketball coach, Wills led the Mustangs to the final four in the state tournament in 1993. Within the L-C district, Wills moved on to athletic director and then assistant principal before becoming the principal of the middle school.Reached Saturday, Wills said he did not want to comment while the case is pending.
Springfield middle school teacher arrested on DUII, drug charges: SPRINGFIELD — A middle school teacher was arrested on charges of drunken driving and cocaine possession Friday night, according to Springfield police.Jennifer Lee Crouch, a teacher at Briggs Middle School in Springfield, was with a group of people in the Cinemark 17 Theatre in Springfield about 10:20 p.m. Friday when Springfield police investigated a complaint of “intoxicated and disorderly” people at the theater, according to a news release sent Saturday night by Springfield police Sgt. Keith Seanor.The group, which reportedly included Crouch, was escorted from the theater and warned not to drive for the rest of the evening, Seanor said.Despite the warning, police later saw Crouch driving from the Shoppes at Gateway, where the theater is, and pulled her over, Seanor said in the news release.After a field test, police arrested Crouch and booked her into the Lane County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and cocaine possession. The cocaine possession charge is a class C felony that carries a maximum potential penalty of a $125,000 fine and up to five years in prison.Seanor also said that evidence seized at the scene will be tested on the suspicion that it is Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, also known as LSD.Crouch was not among the inmates listed on the jail roster Sunday afternoon.Jenna McCulley, a spokeswoman for the Springfield School District, said Sunday that police informed the district about the charges Saturday and that Crouch since has been placed on admininstrative leave with pay pending resolution of the charges against her.Crouch has been employed at Briggs Middle School since 2013. She is an eighth-grade teacher focused on language arts and social studies.
Prince George’s officer crashes cruiser in second DUI-related incident in five years, police say By Lynh Bui March 23, 2017 at 5:05 PM A Prince George’s County police officer has been charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his cruiser into a tractor-trailer Thursday morning and briefly left the scene, authorities said. It’s the second time that Officer Christopher A. Brown has been charged with driving under the influence, police said. In 2012, he was charged with driving under the influence.
THOMPSON – The driver of a vehicle that struck a telephone pole Wednesday on East Thompson Road was charged by state police with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol.According to Troop D, the vehicle driven by Roger Spencer Staley, 54, of Thompson, left the road at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening and struck the telephone pole. State police say Staley failed field sobriety tests and was arrested without incident.Staley was issued a $500 bond and is to appear April 4 at Danielson
Intoxicated Woman Attempted to Drive Off in an Off-Duty Police Officer’s CarPosted: Mar 17, 2017 11:14 AM MDTUpdated: Mar 17, 2017 11:14 AM MDT An intoxicated Madison woman attempted to drive off in an off-duty police officer’s car after she crashed her car.According to Madison Police, an off-duty MPD officer, on his way home from work this morning, came upon a car crash in the 6200 block of Raymond Rd.He stopped quickly to render aid to a driver. She had been behind the wheel of a car that collided with a vehicle that was parked on the street.The 30-year-old Madison woman was not seriously injured, and when she heard the sound of sirens coming to the scene, she decided to get into the off-duty officer’s personal car. She was attempting to put it in gear, but he prevented her from driving off by reaching in and removing the keys. The woman was cited for several tentative infractions including operating while intoxicated, third offense.
Wrong-way driver, 84, arrested for driving while impairedPublished February 24, 2017 at 7:07 amAn 84-year-old Bloomington woman was arrested for driving while impaired, accused of driving the wrong way on Xerxes Avenue.The woman was arrested during the evening of Feb. 11. She was turning southbound onto Xerxes Avenue from Edinborough Way and was driving in the northbound lanes and traveling directly toward a Bloomington patrol officer traveling northbound over Interstate 494, according to Bloomington Deputy Chief Denis Otterness.The two vehicles nearly collided, and the woman drove onto the center median. The woman had difficulty putting her vehicle in park as the officer approached her vehicle, Otterness said.The suspect said she had consumed a glass-and-a-half of wine and wasn’t suffering from a medical condition. She appeared to have bloodshot and watery eyes, and the officer could smell alcohol emanating from her. When the officer asked her for identification the woman produced three different cards, two of which were credit cards, before handing over her driver’s license, Otterness explained
Woman Charged With DUI, Accused of Hitting Patrol Car Authorities say a southwest Florida woman was drunk when she rear-ended a deputy’s patrol car at a red light. | March 18, 2017, at 3:01 a.m. MORE Woman Charged With DUI, Accused of Hitting Patrol Car MORE ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a southwest Florida woman was drunk when she rear-ended a deputy’s patrol car at a red light. The Bradenton Herald (https://goo.gl/EximA0 ) reports that 61-year-old Barbara Boyle was arrested Thursday night and