PD: Asst. prosecutor drove while impaired

Posted at 12:51 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 18:38:49-04

WILMINGTON, Ohio — An assistant prosecutor in Clinton County was arrested Sunday night after police and witnesses accused her of driving while impaired.

According to a Wilmington Police report, Lindsey Fleissner, 28 of Wilmington, was spotted “traveling all over the roadway” Sunday evening before crashing into a pickup truck sitting in a parking lot on Rombach Ave. A witness also saw Fleissner drive on the sidewalk and narrowly miss striking a mailbox outside the prosecutor's office, the report states.

Upon interviewing Fleissner and before administering a field sobriety test, she told the officer “she just got her boss on the phone who was (Clinton County Prosecutor) Rick Moyer, and she stated she worked for the county prosecutor,” according to the report.

Moyer’s office confirmed Monday morning that Fleissner is an employee, but did not offer any further comment. Police later identified Fleissner as an assistant prosecutor in Moyer's office.

According to the report, Moyer told the officer by phone that “he would not be involved at any point.”

The arresting officer also noted in his report that Fleissner refused to submit to a urinalysis test, resulting in her license being suspended. The officer wrote in his report that he did not suspect alcohol was the intoxicant.

Fleissner was charged with driving while under the influence, and appeared in court Monday morning. Fleissner was released after Monday's hearing.