Skip to comments.Randy Michaels' car was "stuck in water and mud" when he was arrested for OVI
Posted on 10/14/2011 1:16:07 PM PDT by raccoonradio
New details from the Middletown, Ohio Journal: the Merlin Media CEO was bonded out of jail at 5:22am by Bill Cunningham, his longtime co-worker and friend from WLW, Cincinnati. The paper says police "found Michaels in his car between construction cones facing west underneath the overpass of Ohio 122. The vehicle was sitting in water up to its frame." The investigating officer smelled "an odor of intoxicants about [Michaels'] person", and gave him three "field sobriety tests" before transporting him to jail.
Michaels (booked under his real name, Benjamin Homel) refused a breathalyzer test, on the advice of his attorney. He was charged with OVI, or Operating a Vehicle Impaired, as well as driving on a closed street. WCPO-TV had earlier coverage of the story, and says the bond was $615. The Middletown Journal says Michaels has a court appearance on Friday, October 21.
Bill Cunningham...a great American!
OVI: Operating a Vehicle under the Influence, I think. Good that Cunningham bailed him out...an embarrassing situation I’d say, for Michaels
>>MIDDLETOWN (OH) An area media executive was arrested for OVI Friday morning after Middletown police officers spotted his car stuck in water and mud in a construction zone.
Randy Michaels, 59, of Lawyers Point, Cincinnati, was booked into the Middletown City Jail under his real name, Benjamin Homel, shortly after 2 a.m., according to police officials.
>>According to Maj. Mark Hoffman, Michaels was bonded out of jail at 5:22 a.m. by 700WLW talk radio host Bill Cunningham.
Michaels, CEO of Merlin Media and former head of the Tribune Company, was taken into custody at the intersection of Ohio 122 and Interstate 75.
Middletown officers found Michaels in his car between construction cones facing west underneath the overpass on Ohio 122. The vehicle was sitting in water up to the frame, according to the report.
>>The officer said he detected an odor of intoxicants about his person when speaking with Michaels. He was given three field sobriety tests then taken to jail. After contacting an attorney for advice, Michaels refused to take a Breathalyzer test, according to police.
Michaels, who also was charged with driving on a closed street, is scheduled to appear Oct. 21 in Middletown Municipal Court for a pretrial hearing.
I seems like every state uses a different acronym.
From Wikipedia on Randy Michaels:
>>Under Mr. Michaels, The Tribune Co. was widely reported to have undergone a negative change in atmosphere, with instances of profanity from executives and strange memos being issued from management, as well as a controversial private poker party in the Tribune Towers
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.