Friday, February 17, 2012

Trooper Wilson Arrested For OVI & Driving 102 mph, Ohio State Highway Patrol Says | NBC 4i

Trooper Arrested For OVI & Driving 102 mph, OSP Says

An off-duty trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been relieved of her regular responsibilities after being arrested for speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at 12:26 a.m. Friday, the post commander from the Mount Gilead post of the Highway patrol pulled over 39-year-old Tiffany Wilson while traveling on Interstate 71 northbound in Morrow County.

OSP says Wilson was clocked driving 102 mph in a 65-mph zone. They say her blood alcohol level registered at .16, which is twice the legal limit.

Wilson has been assigned to the Mount Gilead post since February of 2000.

OSP says they had taken several calls reporting a reckless driver on I-71 north prior to Wilson being pulled over.

An internal investigation is underway. 

She will work administrative tasks while that investigation is conducted.

Wilson was processed at the Morrow County Jail in Mount Gilead, but she was not incarcerated.

When asked why she was not incarcerated, Lieutenant Anne Ralston told NBC4 it was Wilson's first OVI offense and she is from the area. 

Ralston said Wilson was released to a sober driver. 

She says the main point of incarcerating someone is to secure their appearance in court. Ralston says other drivers likely would be treated in the same manner.

Ralston says Wilson was driving a white, four-door Toyota at the time.

Wilson was alone in the vehicle.

Ralston says Wilson has a clean disciplinary record.

Wilson faces up to one year and a $1,000 fine on the OVI charge.

Wilson is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 23.

NBC4 went to an address listed as Wilson's home, but it was gated property and we were not permitted into the development.

A person who answered a phone number listed for Wilson said it was an incorrect number.

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