No Jail Time for Former Trooper Sentenced on DUI Charge

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A former Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper will avoid jail time after entering a no contest plea on Monday to charges of driving under the influence and failure to control.

An official with Erie County Municipal Court Judge Gus Nunez’s office tells Fox 8 News that Eric Wlodarsky, 33, was sentenced to a year of probation and will have his drivers license suspended for six months for driving drunk.

Wlodarsky, who resigned on Nov. 11 from the Milan post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, crashed his vehicle into a tree along Old Mudbrook Road, two miles south of Route 2, on Oct. 30.

Officials at Erie County’s Municipal Court say that Wlodarsky’s blood alcohol content at the time of the accident was .133, over the legal limit of .08 in Ohio.

A 911 call obtained by Fox 8 News indicates that residents in the area of the accident began alerting authorities of the crash around 1:00 a.m.

Wlodarsky can be heard on one 911 call telling the dispatcher, “Yeah we’re OK.” He went on to tell the dispatcher that his girlfriend was driving the vehicle. Wlodarsky later admitted to authorities he was behind the wheel.

Wlodarsky was facing a charge of having a weapon while intoxicated after a loaded handgun was found in his vehicle at the time of the crash. That charge was dropped during Monday’s hearing according to Judge Nunez’s office.