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Cincinnati police captain pleads not guilty to OVI

Posted at 10:56 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 17:59:33-05

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.

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.