Drunk Driving Charge Against Randy Michaels Dismissed
January 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM (PT)
The drunk driving charge against MERLIN MEDIA CEO RANDY MICHAELS has been dismissed by a MIDDLETOWN, OH judge after police failed to correct the citation issued to MICHAELS in a timely manner. The CINCINNATI ENQUIRER reports that the ticket did not note the OVI charge and instead only charged MICHAELS with a construction zone violation, to which MICHAELS pleaded guilty and paid about $60 in fines and court fees. With the police failing to correct the citation within 90 days as required by law, the OVI charge was dismissed on the 91st day, TODAY (1/13).
MICHAELS was charged on OCTOBER 14th when police found his car stuck in mud; Defense attorney STEVE ADAMS said MICHAELS had been drinking but was not impaired and had gotten confused by the construction signs, making a wrong turn into the mud. Asked by the ENQUIRER whether MICHAELS had "lucked out" with the dismissal, ADAMS responded, "I guess you could say that."