Butler Co. Corporal charged with OVI after off-duty crash

Butler Co. Corporal charged with OVI after off-duty crash

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A Butler County Corporal has been charged with driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a crash Sunday night.

According to the Butler County Sheriff's Office, the Hamilton Police Department responded to a report of an accident with injuries around 9:40 p.m.

An investigation into the crashed showed that Deputy Corporal Robert Reiff, a 19-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, lost control of his vehicle and struck a park car in the 200 block of North B Street.

He sustained injuries to his face and was transported to West Chester Medical.

Reiff was cited for failure to control and driving while intoxicated.

The Sheriff's Office is handling the internal investigation into Reiff's actions. Effective immediately, he is being placed on a six-week suspension from his duties, according to the Sheriff. Reiff was also placed on final warning status, meaning he can be terminated for any future disciplinary actions against him.

He will be required to complete drug and alcohol counseling.

"This type of behavior simply cannot and will not be tolerated under any circumstance," said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones.

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