Case of CPD captain charged with OVI returns to court
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The case of a Cincinnati police captain charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated is scheduled to return to court Tuesday morning.
A plea or trial setting is set for 8:30 a.m. in Clermont County Municipal Court.
Amanda Caton’s defense attorney, Steve Adams, has entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.
She was arrested early Feb. 9 at traffic stop on Loveland Miamiville Road in Loveland. It was captured on dashcam video.
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The arresting officer said in the video her speech was slurred, her eyes were blood shot and she smelled of alcohol. She refused to take a breathalyzer.
Her lawyer has said there was no traffic violation and if she appeared drunk in the video it’s because she has a British accent.
He has filed a motion asking the court to toss out some statements recorded in the video and requested a jury trial.
Caton’s police powers are suspended pending the outcome of the case, Cincinnati officials have said.
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