Police Sergeant Arrested for Ohio DUI

Shari Robertson, a police sergeant, was charged with driving under the influence in Mansfield, Ohio. Robertson was stopped for a traffic infraction during a three-day saturation patrol targeting drunk drivers.

Ohio Highway Patrol officers witnessed Robertson making a wide left turn and striking the curb with her right front tire. When they turned on their police lights in pursuit, Robertson continued driving, crossing the center line and nearly striking an oncoming car. When the officers turned on their siren, Robertson drove off the road and nearly hit a utility pole. According to the arrest report, she was texting when officers approached her vehicle. Her speech was slurred and she was unsteady on her feet, and Robertson admitted to having consumed four or five drinks. She was booked on charges of drunk driving in Ohio and failure to drive in a marked lane.

Robertson, 41, supervises the Mansfield community policing program. While no action has been taken yet against Robertson, the county safety director said he will confer with the police chief about her work status. The Highway Patrol officers seized Robertson

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