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Mahoning sheriff's deputy charged following Niles crash

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NILES, Ohio - A Mahoning County Sheriff's deputy is facing charges following a crash in Niles earlier this week.

Sheriff Jerry Greene tells 21 News deputy Amos Case was cited in a two-car crash in Niles on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old is charged Wednesday with first-degree misdemeanor drunk driving and failing to leave an assured clear distance between vehicles.

Police say Case's blood alcohol level less than half the legal limit, however Ohio revised code allows the a lesser OVI charge based on probable cause.

According a police report, officers smelled alcohol on Case and administered a field sobriety test.

During the test, Case swayed while balancing, was unable to remain standing heel-to-toe and stopped the test before being instructed to do so.

Case was placed in handcuffs and taken to the Niles police department, where he was issued a citation.

A woman involved in the crash was sent to the hospital and was treated for injuries. She remains in intensive care at this time.

 

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