BATAVIA, Ohio — A Cincinnati police captain charged with OVI pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.
Capt. Amanda Caton’s defense attorney, Steve Adams, entered the not guilty plea in Clermont County Municipal Court.
A Loveland police officer pulled Caton over early Sunday morning. The officer pulled her over after she drifted into the center line and drove left of center while making a turn, according to the police report. Caton refused a Breathalyzer test.
Cincinati Police Captain Amanda Caton made her first court appearance this morning after an OVI arrest Sunday morning in Loveland. She entered a not guilty plea - her attorney telling us they won't be pleading to a lesser charge and are trying to get the case thrown out. @WCPO pic.twitter.com/yhDd5fGWaf— Ally Kraemer (@AllyKraemer) February 14, 2020
Adams said they would not plea for a lesser charge.
“In fact, I think that this case is ripe to be dismissed at a suppression hearing for lack of probable cause for the stop and/or the arrest,” Adams said.
The stop and arrest were all caught on dashcam video. The arresting Loveland officer was recorded saying that Caton's speech was slurred and noting that she smelled like alcohol.
Adams said Thursday night that Caton is innocent. If she appeared drunk in the video, he said, it was only because she has a British accent.
Caton is currently suspended from the Cincinnati Police Department.