COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper fired after an intoxicated motorist ended up dead after a traffic stop last year is getting his job back.
An arbitrator has ruled that Sean Carpenter should be reinstated and paid for part of the time he was out of work, reports The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1cTtNmE ).
The 39-year-old Carpenter was fired in April for conduct unbecoming of an officer and for failing to perform his duty after a July 2012 incident involving a drunken driver in Delaware County near Columbus.
Carpenter was fired for leaving the 22-year-old intoxicated man with two sheriff's deputies. The deputies then dropped off the man at a Taco Bell, and he was later hit by a car and killed while walking along a road.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com