April 19, 2014

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State trooper reinstated after DUI, speeding at 102 mph

COLUMBUS — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper who was caught driving drunk while speeding at 102 mph has gotten her job back.

An arbitrator ruled that 40-year-old Tiffany Wilson’s firing last March was “harsh” for a first time DUI offender with a spotless record as trooper. She was reinstated with back pay and now works out of the Delaware post near Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that Wilson was fired a few weeks after her post lieutenant pulled her over on Interstate 71 going 102 mph. Her blood alcohol level was 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit for driving in Ohio. She was convicted of DUI.

The arbitrator ruled that Wilson must work under a “last chance” agreement for five years and can be fired for any work violation.

  • Jim

    A drunk cop going 102mph? If anyone is shocked by this, they don’t know any cops. The only thing I find shocking is that she wasn’t let go in the first place.

  • Disgruntled Citizen

    Big surprise. Cop gets job back after a high speed traffic stop where she is found to be intoxicated. Anyone else would loose their license for a minimum of one year and go to jail for 6 months.

  • Buffalo

    “An arbitrator ruled that 40-year-old Tiffany Wilsonu2019s firing last March was ‘harsh’ for a first time DUI offender with a spotless record as trooper.”nnHarsh? Are you kidding me? Being a TROOPER, she should have known better! A trooper with a DUI conviction – that would be laughable if it wasn’t such an outrage! Her first DUI offense should have been her last day on the job. Anyone else would have lost their license outright or might have been given the privilege to drive to work only. This ruling is garbage – less than a slap on the wrists. Thanks, arbitrator – you’ve done everyone a disservice.