Prosecutor files motion to dismiss OVI case against Shawnee Hills police chief

Credit: Village of Shawnee Hills

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio – The prosecution in the case of the OVI arrest of the Shawnee Hills Police Chief has filed a motion to dismiss the case, according to Delaware County Municipal Court records.

Russell Baron was arrested by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office on February 6 around 10 :30 p.m.

A charge of OVI and a charge relating to being pulled over because Baron’s license plate could allegedly not be read were filed.

Baron’s attorney told 10TV the prosecutor in the case filed the motion due to insufficient evidence.

His attorney shared a copy of the ticket with 10TV, and it shows Baron recorded a blood alcohol level of .04 after agreeing to take a breathalyzer test.

Caroline Clippinger, with the city of Newark law director’s office, was assigned to the case as special prosecutor according to court records.

After the arrest, the sheriff’s office said Baron was issued a summons to go to court. He was not booked into the jail.