Charges dropped against city employee accused of driving drunk

By Lisa Rantala - bio | email

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Gary Groszewski had been sentenced to five years probation after prosecutors say he drove drunk in his utility work vehicle in 2006.

Due to his city contract, he had to take a blood test which showed his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit.

That's also when police were called and Groszewski was arrested for OVI.

Groszewski already had more than a dozen DUI convictions on his record.

However, the appellate judges said none of the evidence could be used in a criminal case since Groszewski did not have a choice to refuse a blood alcohol test or else he'd lose his job.

Arresting officer then, Sgt. Richard Murphy, said he's disappointed by the appellate decision and thinks Groszewski will be back in the court system again. "When do you wake up? Fourteen DUIs he's had. Is he going to have anymore? It's really up to Gary," the retired sergeant Murphy told us.

Groszewski's attorney said he is currently working on his master's degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Toledo.

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