Ohio trooper of year charged with drunken driving

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Posted: Nov 10, 2009 3:57 PM

A state trooper in northwest Ohio who was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving in 1997 for the number of drunken-driving arrests he made has been charged with drunken driving.

A patrol spokesman said Monday that Gerald Gibson had taken leave following his arrest last weekend.

Gibson was off duty Sunday when Waynesfield police say he drifted over the center lane and then refused to take a Breathalyzer test. Waynesfield is 12 miles northwest of Lima.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored Gibson in 1997 for making the most drunken-driving arrests by a Lima trooper. He was named trooper of the year in 2002 in Lima.

A message left with Gibson's attorney, William Kluge, was not immediately returned.

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Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com