LIBERTY TWP., OHIO – The video showing Ohio Rep. Wes Retherford drunk and passed out in the drive-thru lane at McDonald’s contains a warning for all of us, a local attorney says.
Everybody is being watched – and it’s almost 24-7.
“There's hardly a case that we see anymore that does not involve video in some fashion,” said attorney Frank Schiavone Sr.
“We've now gotten in a situation where virtually every store, every business, every office complex has video so that we can anticipate that when we're out in public we're being recorded virtually all the time," Schiavone Sr. said.
Deputies said Retherford had a hard time standing and appeared confused.
”In the case of an OVI, the film could show that the defendant was unsteady on his feet, used the car to prop himself up, getting sick … speech patterns are altered," Schiavone Sr. said.
Retherford pleaded no contest Wednesday to the OVI charge. He was found guilty, ordered to pay a $1,075 fine and spend 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended. And he has to attend a three-day intervention program..