An Oxford Township police officer resigned from his job Monday after a special meeting of that township's trustees.
TRENTON, Ohio – An Oxford Township police officer resigned from his job Monday after a special meeting of that township's trustees.
Township police chief Michael Goins confirmed officer Joseph Suttles voluntarily quit his position with the department after he was arrested at 6:13 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence (OVI).
A Trenton police officer arrested Suttles after he tried to avoid being pulled over near West Roger Road. The officer observed Suttles' vehicle without a light around its license plate and decided to investigate by following Suttles.
Once pulled over, Suttles exited his vehicle and was observed steadying himself on his car. He refused to take a breathalyzer test, according to police reports.
Suttles was taken to Middletown Jail, where he was released without bond.
Suttles appeared in Butler County court Monday, where he pled to a lesser charge of reckless driving, according to court administrators.