Police: Franklin Co. Deputy Tried To Use Position To Avoid Arrest (WBNS-10TV Columbus)
Tuesday December 4th, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Franklin County Sheriff’s special deputy was suspended after being pulled over and arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.
Deputy Thomas Banks was accused of attempting to use his position to avoid the arrest.
Banks initially told police that he was the head of the county’s OVI Task Force, something that Sheriff Zack Scott said was not true.
[...]Banks showed his Franklin County Sheriff’s badge to the officer and blamed the traffic infraction on his passenger.