CPD captain pleads not guilty to OVI

Cincinnati police officer pleads not guilty to OVI

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A Cincinnati police captain charged with OVI entered a plea of not guilty Friday morning.

Amanda Caton, 55, appeared for a brief arraignment in Clermont County Municipal Court.

The case is scheduled to return to court at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a plea or trial setting before Judge Kevin Miles.

Dashcam video released Tuesday shows Caton and her husband, Cincinnati Police Lt. Patrick Caton, were pulled over by Loveland police on Loveland Miamiville Road just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police reported Amanda Caton, who was driving, crossed the center line.

An officer followed their vehicle for a few minutes before pulling them over.

Caton’s lawyer, Steven Adams, calls it a “bad stop and a bad arrest.”

“She’s presumed innocent. She is innocent,” Adams said. “The state has the exclusive burden of proof to prove her guilt. I don’t believe they’re gonna do it because, frankly, when you look at that evidence, it’s weak.”

Adams says the officer who stopped Caton was “trolling for a DUI stop.”

Officials with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office said this week they are reviewing the arrest.

That is a routine move for all cases that come before their office, said Tom Scovanner, an assistant prosecuting attorney who is chief of the municipal division.

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