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Former prosecutor entered ‘not guilty’ plea to OVI charge

By William Duffield Staff writer

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FAIRBORN — Former Greene County Prosecutor William F. Schenck has entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI) stemming from a traffic stop at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in Beavercreek.


That plea was entered Dec. 3. A hearing set for Friday morning was cancelled, according to information on the Fairborn Municipal Court web search.


Schenck, of Beavercreek, was stopped for a traffic offense on Nov. 30 in the area of Mandarin Drive and Mallard Lane. The officer reported being in the area in response to a call for a silver SUV with a driver that could be intoxicated. The officer reported seeing a silver Toyota SUV traveling slowly westbound on Mandarin Drive, then making a right turn onto Mallard Lane without using a turn signal. While checking the registration, the officer said he realized this was not the original SUV in the search.


The officer advised that he could smell a strong alcohol odor from inside the vehicle and requested Schenck to step out of the vehicle and perform standard sobriety tests. The officer reported that Schenck could not complete the tests as requested.


Schenck reportedly refused a breath test, but told the officer “off the record, I would probably test a .17 or .18” and that he had consumed two bourbon barrels.


Operating a vehicle impaired is a first degree misdemeanor.


According to reports from the Fairborn Municipal Court, Schenck had been fined $15 and court costs in Aug. 2006 in Fairborn Municipal Court in another case. He was fined by visiting judge Larry Moore after he entered a no contest plea to a charge of Failure to Control for flipping a Greene County staff car he was still using three days after his retirement as prosecutor and joining the US Attorney’s Office in Dayton.


Contact William Duffield at bduffield@civitasmedia.com or 372-4444 ext. 133.

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