The sheriffs office said they thought Michael Taylor was trying to say he was a Kettering police officer. But he was not and was charged with OVI and child endangering.

Clark Co. man charged with impersonating an officer

UPDATE @ 11:05 a.m. (June 10)

A Clark County man who deputies said lied about being a Kettering police officer has been charged with impersonating an officer.

Michael Taylor, 38, appeared in a Clark County Municipal Court Friday morning on charges of impersonating an officer and falsification, according to court records.

FIRST REPORT:

A Clark County man accused of drunken driving with five children in the car reportedly told sheriff’s deputies he was a police officer.

Deputies pulled over Michael Taylor, 38, of 8907 W. National Road, on Friday, according to a Clark County Municipal Court affidavit.

The deputy noted Taylor had “extremely blood shot” eyes and slurred speech while he was talking and that the man initially told the deputy he was a Kettering police officer, court records say.

A FOP sticker was obstructing his license plate, which is one of the reasons the deputy stopped Taylor, according to court records. Taylor then handed the deputy a FOP police officer card and told the deputy he was a Kettering officer.

Taylor at first denied drinking or being on any drugs but later allegedly said he had consumed two beers hours earlier and taken a Xanax, deputies said.

It was later clarified that Taylor wasn’t a police officer. He had previous OVI charges and also was wanted on a warrant out of Warren County.

Taylor allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was charged with OVI, according to court records.

Deputies also found five children in the car, along with several open cans of beer, a cooler full of beer, an open case of beer and a cup of alcohol behind the driver seat with ice in it, the deputy documented in his arrest report.

Taylor refused a breath and urine test at the scene, court records show.

He also didn’t have a valid driver’s license and was charged with driving on a suspended license. He also faces five charges of child endangering, open container in a motor vehicle and a fugitive charge for his warrant out of Warren County.

He pleaded not guilty in court this morning and was released on his own recognizance from Clark County, but held on a $15,000 out of Warren County on another case. He was also ordered to wear an ankle bracelet if he’s released.

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