‘Drunk’ Cincinnati police captain tried to speak out of the DUI indictment by saying she is an agent
“Drunk” Cincinnati police captain with unclear speech and bloodshot eyes tried to speak out of the indictment by saying she was a cop
- Amanda Caton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence
- She “stank of alcohol” and had unclear speech, according to the arresting officer
- The police captain of Cincinnati, 55, tried to use her position as an officer
- Caton’s police powers have been suspended due to the incident
- Her husband Patrick, who is also an agent, was “confronting” to officers
A police chief from Cincinnati who was charged with driving a vehicle while intoxicated tried to use her position as an officer to prevent her from being arrested has revealed a report.
“Does it help that I am a police officer?” Amanda Caton said with unclear speech, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, before she was arrested in Ohio.
Caton, 55, whose police powers have been suspended during the case, is said to have “smelled of alcohol” and had “unclear speech and glassy bloodshot eyes.”
According to the report, the arresting officer had to explain that he could not let Caton go.
Caton was pulled over Loveland Miamiville Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Amanda Caton, second from the right, had unclear speech and bloodshot eyes when she was pulled, according to the arresting officer
A strong odor of alcohol came out of the car, police said. A sobriety test showed that Caton was “disturbed” and admitted that she had been drinking, but told the officer that she was not drinking excessively.
She refused to do a breath test and was driven home by officers.
Her husband Patrick, also a police officer, was a passenger in the car and allegedly tried to offend officers by saying, “Make sure you tell your mothers that you met real police tonight.”
He would have been combative and confrontational and warned that if he did not leave, he could be arrested.
Patrick is a lieutenant in the department, the Enquirer reported. He was fired by the CPD in 2003 after being tried and acquitted for assault in the death of Roger Owensby in 2001, an African-American man who died in 2000 after a chase and scuffle with the Cincinnati police. Patrick was restored a year later by an independent arbitrator.
Caton joined Cincinnati Police and was promoted to captain in June 2019.
Cincinnati police officials said: “As a matter of protocol, Captain Caton’s police powers have been suspended pending the outcome of the legal proceedings. All questions related to the arrest must be referred to the Loveland police. ”