Vermilion police say man arrested for OVI also accused of impersonating officer


Courtesy of Erie County Jail

VERMILION, Ohio (WJW) — Vermilion police say a man recently arrested for an OVI is also accused of impersonating an officer.

According to the police report, 55-year-old Dorsey Fields was pulled over for a traffic stop around 1:00 a.m. on May 24. During questioning, officers suspected he was under the influence and conducted a field sobriety test.

They also searched his vehicle and found a hat that said “POLICE” on it and police-style body armor, which they later learned belonged to a retired police officer from Lorain. Beer, liquor, three guns, ammo, and prescription drugs were discovered as well.

A witness told officers they had a run in with Fields that same day. The man said Fields walked over to the party he was having outside with a beer in hand and claimed to be a policeman. He reportedly had a gun on him and was wearing body armor.

Through the investigation, it was revealed Fields was arrested and charged during a similar incident in Lorain in April.

Fields is now facing multiple charges including OVI, having weapons while under disability, possession of drugs, and using weapons while intoxicated.

He is currently being held in the Erie County Jail. 

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