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"Does it help that I am a police officer?" Cincinnati Police captain charged with OVI



LOVELAND, Ohio (WKRC) - "Tell your moms you met real cops tonight.” -- That's what a Cincinnati Police lieutenant allegedly told Loveland Police officers. It came after they pulled over his wife -- a Cincinnati Police captain -- and charged her with driving under the influence.

Cpt. Amanda Caton was just promoted in 2019 to oversee the Cincinnati Police Departments' records division. A police report says she and her husband were on their way home from a Loveland bar when an officer noticed the car going left of center.

It happened early Sunday morning on Loveland Miamiville Road after a police officer noticed a driver hesitating at a green light and then driving on the centerline.

"Found out the driver was intoxicated,” said Chief Dennis Rahe with the Loveland Police Department. “Turned out to be Police Cpt. Amanda Caton. She was arrested and charged with OVI."

A police report says there was a very strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the car. When the officer asked Amanda for her license, she admitted she just came from Cindy's Bar in Loveland.

Amanda allegedly then said with slurred speech, "Does it help that I am a police officer?"

Also in the car was Amanda's husband, Lt. Patrick Caton, who showed his Cincinnati Police badge.

The report says the Catons suggested they be let go, but Patrick became belligerent and confrontational when Loveland Police explained they couldn't do that.

After Amanda refused a breathalyzer test, she was taken to the Loveland Police Department before police took her home.

“It’s not uncommon for people who have been intoxicated to be released after the arrest with a pending court date that they'll have to go to in the future,” said Rahe.

When police dropped Amanda off at home, they encountered Patrick, who continued to be belligerent and confrontational. Amanda had to step in between the arresting officer and her husband who said to the officer, "Be sure to tell your moms that you met real cops tonight.”

Patrick has not been charged with a crime and a CPD spokesman says he's is still on the job with CPD. As for Amanda, her police powers are suspended while this case works its way through the court system.

Patrick was indicted and later acquitted in the police-involved death of Roger Owensby back in 2000.

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