VIDEO: Body Cam Footage Released From Arrest of TARTA GM

TOLEDO, Ohio - Waterville Police have released bod cam footage from the arrest of TARTA general manager James Gee.

WTOL 11 reports Gee was arrested in the city on July 19 after a witness reported a reckless driver on US 24. He later failed a sobriety test. Gee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an OVI charge.

In a statement, TARTA said they are aware of the situation and will further discuss the issue:

“TARTA is aware of the OVI charge involving general manager, Jim Gee. The incident occurred on Friday, July 19 and is proceeding through the judicial process. Members of the TARTA Policy and Marketing committee discussed the matter in executive session on Tuesday. TARTA is following its current administrative protocols to address this situation. A meeting of TARTA’s Personnel committee is being scheduled to further discuss the issue. Gee remains an employee of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority. Due to the pending legal and administrative review, TARTA will have no further comments at this time.”

WTOL 11 also obtained the body cam footage from Gee's arrest. He is due back in court on August 15.

 

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