Slepicka was present at the Miami County Courthouse with her lawyer.
The pleas were accepted in county Municipal Court by acting Judge James Utrecht, who ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Sentencing was scheduled for April 12 before Judge Gary Nasal.
Reports obtained from Troy police said a West Milton police officer driving on West Market Street (Ohio 55) around 12:46 a.m. Dec. 22 saw a truck driving on the wrong side of the road toward his vehicle. The vehicle didn’t take evasive measures, forcing him to brake and swerve toward the ditch, Officer Chance Setters wrote in a brief statement. He said he saw a Troy police officer in the area and flagged him down to report the driver.
The Troy police officer reported he then saw the truck driving on the wrong side of the street and stopped it a short time later.
The officer alleged Slepicka said she had consumed “a couple drinks” but would not be more specific. He said she “was not making sense with some answers.”
She subsequently allowed a search of her purse. The Troy officer said he found a loaded pistol and three magazines of ammunition.
Slepicka was off duty at the time of the incident and arrest.
She was a police officer for more than 20 years, and joined the Tipp City department in spring 2002. She had been named deputy police chief last summer.