Part-time Putnam Sheriff deputy charged with OVI

By Bryan Reynolds -

FINDLAY — Brian K. Huff, 42, of Findlay, a part time Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in March in Hancock County.

Huff was stopped by a Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy at 11:53 p.m. March 8 and, according to the ticket issued, refused all forms of blood alcohol testing. Huff was ordered to appear before the Findlay Municipal Court March 13.

According to court documents, Huff’s attorney, Andrew J. Niese, of Columbus, filed a plea of not guilty, waived time and requested a jury trial. Niese filed a motion for driving privileges on Huff’s behalf on April 3, according to court documents.

“Defendant respectfully moves this court to grant him limited driving privileges to and from his place of employment, to and from defendant’s children’s elementary school for the purposes of drop-off as well as to all court appearances and hearings in this matter,” Niese said in the motion.

Findlay Municipal Court Judge Alan D. Hackenberg granted the motion for driving privileges for Huff from his home, to his place of employment and back again, as well as privileges to drop off and pick up his children and on-call duties for his job. They which went into effect on April 7.

Huff provides security during sporting events, the Putnam County Fair and other special events, according to Putnam County Sheriff Brian Siefker. Currently, no disciplinary action has been taken against Huff for the OVI charge and none will be until his guilt has been determined.

A message left with Niese for Huff asking for comment was not returned Wednesday.

By Bryan Reynolds

Reach Bryan Reynolds at 567-242-0362.

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