Former Piqua officer arrested for OVI while on duty sentenced for reduced charge

(Photo: Piqua Police, MGN Online)

PIQUA, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A former Piqua police officer who had been arrested for OVI while on duty was sentenced for a lesser charge on Wednesday.

Justin Augustine was originally charged with OVI after his arrest on October 27. On Wednesday, he was sentenced physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. He was given a $300 fine, sentenced to 180 days in prison with all but 3 of those being suspended and to probation, which started on Wednesday and will last for a year. Augustine was also sentenced for an amended charge of weapons under the influence.

Police released video of the incident after Augustine crashed into a trailer in his cruiser. Officers report finding a can of Four Loko at the crash site and another inside Augustine's personal vehicle.

Augustine's resignation from the department was announced on Friday, November 2.

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