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Judge dismisses weapons charge against former Youngstown cop

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AUSTINTOWN TWP., Ohio - A weapons charge is dropped against a former Youngstown police officer, but he is found guilty of operating a vehicle under the influence.

This past March, State Troopers charged Phillip John Chance, with OVI and possessing a weapon while intoxicated.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Chance had a 9mm handgun in his car's glove box when they pulled him over.

However in Mahoning County Court on Wednesday, a judge dismissed the weapons charge at the request of the prosecutor who said there wasn't enough evidence to prove that Chance used, or carried the firearm.

According to court records, Chance was fined $650 for operating a vehicle under the influence.

Chance resigned from the Youngstown Police Department last year after allegations surfaced that he misappropriated property while on duty.

He is the son of former Mahoning County Sheriff Phil Chance who was convicted of federal bribery and racketeering charges.

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