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Wintersville officer on leave after trooper chase

March 17, 2014

WINTERSVILLE — Village Police Sgt. Shawn T. Gegick is on paid leave after he tried to flee an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper while on an ATV and allegedly driving drunk....

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Mar-20-14 8:41 AM

Sorry "Bundle" but you're wrong. If this jamoke wasn't a co he'd have had his license yanked and been placed in custody. This is just another example of " It's not who ya KNOW . . . "

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Mar-18-14 8:58 PM

c'mon steph, I don't know of many people that lose their job because of a OVI or get sent to jail. Most people pay a fine for their first offence but it sounds like you have a personal grudge with this case.

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Mar-18-14 9:53 AM

A regular citizen would have his/her license suspended for six months, even on the first offense. A regular citizen would then have to get a provisional permit to drive to and from work within a specific and limited range of time. A regular citizen would have a very good chance of losing their job as a result of this. If he had simply got the OVI, I would be a lot more understanding. What irritates me is that, despite being a cop and KNOWING the dangers that he was forcing on other officers, HE TRIED TO GET AWAY. If he had any honor he would have accepted that he was caught like a man. I don't know about you Rsimpson, but this isn't the kind of person I want enforcing the law. His actions show that he doesn't respect the law itself OR his fellow police.

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Mar-17-14 7:11 PM

Rsimpson,43952, little or NO consequences ? if your not a cop, you try to get out of it with little or no consequences, first , they would have the atv hauled away with a wrecker , did they , No, did they take him in for a mug shot , No, I know , it happened to a non cop I know! not to mention the 500. it cost him, do you think this guys going to pay that ? NO!

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Mar-17-14 5:38 PM

It's not that big of a deal. The man wasn't abusing his position as a police officer or anything drastic like that. Of course what he did was wrong and he will be held accountable for it but come on, it's not the crime of the century. If he's treated the same as everyone else then I'd guess there'd be little to no consequence if it's the first time he's gotten into trouble.

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Mar-17-14 1:59 PM

So good to know that our taxes are paying for this guy to take a paid vacation as punishment for driving drunk and attempting to flee. What happens if he is found guilty? Six months of paid leave while his license is suspended? There's no excuse for keeping this man on the public payroll. ESPECIALLY if he wriggles his way out of the charges.

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Mar-17-14 11:29 AM

Another ,above the law! anyone else caught DUI & fleeing the police would have been sent to jail, this upstanding policeman gets a paid leave. if it wasn't the state police that got him, it would have been covered up completely.

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