WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A West Carrollton man still can’t live in his home, 10 days after an off-duty officer drove into it with a car.
A viewer asked 2 NEWS Investigates to look into this accident. When we did we found a report that names an off-duty police officer breaking the law.
Pictures obtained by 2 NEWS Investigates paint the scene April 6.
According to the accident report, the driver crashed into the house around 8:30 that Sunday morning.
The report said the driver tried to pass a car on South Alex Road and lost control, hitting a stop sign, a tree and then slamming into this house.
We found out it’s not just any driver. The man behind the wheel was off-duty West Carrollton Police Sergeant Kori Rolando.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol cited Rolando with operating a vehicle without reasonable control, a minor misdemeanor.
Despite such a damaging accident, 2 NEWS Investigates learned Rolando was not given an alcohol or drug test.
We asked the OSP sergeant in command if that’s protocol.
Sgt. Chris Colbert told us there was no probable cause. He did not believe Rolando was under the influence. Colbert also said you can’t test every driver because he says it’s invasive and expensive.
He said Rolando was treated no differently because he is an officer.
Rolando’s boss, West Carrollton Police Chief Doug Woodard, told 2 NEWS Rolando has not been disciplined by the department. He said they have not decided whether to do an internal investigation because he was off-duty at the time of the accident.
The owner of the home that was hit tells us the home was condemned and he still hasn’t been able to move back.