Prosecutors drop Ohio police union president's DUI


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Sobriety tests were conducted incorrectly
 
By JOHN FUTTY
The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prosecutors dismissed a drunken-driving charge against the head of the local police union this week, after a Pickaway County judge cited problems in the way deputies conducted field sobriety tests.

Leif Bickel, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge No. 9, was convicted of the remaining charge, failure to control, after pleading no contest Tuesday in Circleville Municipal Court.

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