Deputy Accused of Drunken Driving

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Image Credit: MGN Online)

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A local sheriff’s deputy has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Deputy Julius Petro, 62, was arrested for OVI at 2:26 a.m. Sunday, a spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed.

Petro was off-duty when he was stopped for allegedly going left of center on State Route 531 in Saybrook Township. He took a breathalyzer test and blew a .097. The legal limit is .08.

According to court officials, Petro pleaded not guilty to the drunken driving charge Monday morning in Ashtabula Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,750 bond.

Petro is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal case.

Further details were not immediately released.

Stick with Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates on this story as they become available.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.