Salem News: Salem cop charged with drunk driving (Feb 12 2013)
City Police Chief J.T. Panezott said he’ll release today what action the administration plans to take in response to the weekend arrest of Patrolman Gary Poage in Canfield for alleged drunken driving. Poage, 47, of Salem, was charged with OVI and marked lanes after a traffic stop at 2:32 a.m. Sunday on South Broad Street, just south of Fairground Boulevard, blowing a .260 during a portable breath test. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.
Trib Today: Salem cop pleads not guilty to OVI (Feb 15 2013)
[Gary] Poage’s vehicle was stopped at 2:32 a.m. Sunday on South Broad Street by Canfield Police after allegedly traveling left of center and weaving. He was found to be more than three times over the legal limit for alcohol after blowing a 0.260 during a portable breath test. The legal limit in Ohio is 0.08. At the police station, he agreed to a chemical test which resulted in a reading of 0.244.
WKBN: Salem Police Officer Resigns from Force (Feb 16 2013)
Gary Poage, 47, submitted a letter of resignation to Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott on Friday. Poage appeared in Mahoning County Court in Canfield on Wednesday to answer to OVI charges after being arrested Sunday by Canfield police after a traffic stop. Poage was found to be more than three times over the legal limit for alcohol during a portable breath test. He entered a plea of not guilty during the arraignment.