County treasurer charged with OVI following traffic stop

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Ross County treasurer charged with OVI following traffic stop

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Ross County Treasurer Stephen A. Neal Jr. is charged with OVI after a traffic stop on June 2.

According to Chillicothe Gazette, Neal pleaded not guilty to the OVI charge and was expected in Chillicothe Municipal Court for a license suspension.

Chillicothe Law Director Sherri Rutherford told the Gazette the Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper detected an odor after making the traffic stop after spotting Neal making several lane violations as he drove on Western Avenue before turning onto Limestone Boulevard. Neal also allegedly had bloodshot, glassy eyes and would not follow the troopers instruction and refused a breathalyzer test.

Neal had no comment regarding the case.

Neal was appointed county treasurer by the Ross County Democratic Party in December. https://www.10tv.com/article/ross-county-treasurer-charged-ovi-following-traffic-stop-2019-jun

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