This Week

Elyria, Ohio – A Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputy was stopped after being spotted driving westbound on Interstate 90 with a blown out front tire and riding on the rim. Sgt. David Miller, 39, of North Olmsted immediately announced that he was a police officer and then refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. He was charged with operating a moving vehicle while intoxicated (Ohio OVI) and operating an unsafe vehicle. Deputies from Cleveland came to the Ohio Highway Patrol post in Elyria to pick up Miller, who was placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Onanole, Canada – Constable Kevin Senkowski was charged with drunk driving after crashing his snowmobile around 3:00 am. A 28-year old woman riding with Senkowski was thrown from the snowmobile and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Centerville, Ohio – Police Chief Nolan Clark, 26, was arrested at a sobriety checkpoint and charged with drinking while driving. He had a loaded weapon in his car. One of Clark’s job responsibilities was teaching the DARE program at the elementary school, which warns kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Portsmouth, Florida – Six term former Police Sheriff Gary W. Waters served 15 days in jail after being arrested for his second Florida DUI. Waters, 62, was stopped for driving a golf cart the wrong way on a roadway. Citing his 40 years as a policeman, he asked the arrested officer if he could ‘get a break’.

Pekin, Illinois – Police Officer Greg Heiken faces a charge of Illinois DUI after starting a chain reaction crash that left 10 people injured. In 2004 Heiken received an award from the Illinois Department of Transportation for making the most DUI arrests in Woodford County. Heiken was suspended, effective the last day of his Christmas vacation. The accident occurred on the first day of his vacation.

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