say its not so

Campton, KY

#1 Oct 24, 2012
WSAZ news reporter and on-air television personality Randy Yohe was arrested early Saturday morning on six misdemeanor charges that included driving under the influence of alcohol — a charge that was later reduced — and possession of marijuana.

Yohe, 59, of Huntington, W.Va., was pulled over at 12:30 a.m. Saturday after Officer Mike Delawder observed that he ran the stop sign at Marion Pike and Third Street in Coal Grove. Yohe, who was driving a silver Ford F-150, also drove over the concrete lane divider and crossed the centerline, according to Coal Grove Police Chief Eric Spurlock.

Yohe was charged with first-offense DUI, having an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia associated with the marijuana, as well as traffic violations for running a stop sign and leaving his lane, Spurlock said.

Yohe was arrested and taken to the Ironton Police Department where Yohe’s blood-alcohol level was determined to be .121, Spurlock said. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.

Authorities do not typically take individuals who commit misdemeanor DUI offenses to the Lawrence County Jail because of overcrowding issues, Spurlock said. Yohe was released on his own recognizance and called a taxicab.

“Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. I am deeply humiliated, embarrassed and sorry,” Yohe said.“I apologize to my station and to my wife. Nothing like this will ever happen again.”

Yohe said he did not know that a friend he had given a ride to had left the marijuana, listed as a small amount on the citation, and paraphernalia in his vehicle.

On Monday, the DUI charge was reduced to aggravated reckless driving by Spurlock, a move the chief said is routine for an individual’s first offense if there is a relatively low blood-alcohol level.

Aggravated reckless driving doesn’t revoke driving privileges and carries a $1,000 fine compared to an $800 fine for DUI.

Yohe picked up his car from the impound lot in the village Monday and satisfied all charges against him by paying $2,020 in fines. He still has the right to appear in court on Oct. 30 to change his plea or dispute the charges, Spurlock said.

A copy of the complete traffic ticket and officer narrative was not immediately available.
wondering

Campton, KY

#2 Oct 24, 2012
Why haven't we seen this on WSAZ? If I would have been caught, it would have been plastered all over the news. After Yohe gets finished with his stories, he make people look as bad as he can.
news

Campton, KY

#3 Oct 24, 2012
wondering wrote:
Why haven't we seen this on WSAZ? If I would have been caught, it would have been plastered all over the news. After Yohe gets finished with his stories, he make people look as bad as he can.
He is human just like us all.A little weed never has hurt anyone.The open beer he should not of had.It is his job th report the news give him a brake
Perry Coleman

New York, NY

#5 Oct 25, 2012
Randy isn't so bad. I personally love to do drugs and stalk little boys and girls.
False Report

South Point, OH

#6 Oct 25, 2012
He really made me look bad on one of his news reports! Guess he is no better, and a fake. He cost me my job by his puffed-up reporting. WSAZ... Fire Him!
for sure

Richmond, KY

#7 Oct 26, 2012
False Report wrote:
He really made me look bad on one of his news reports! Guess he is no better, and a fake. He cost me my job by his puffed-up reporting. WSAZ... Fire Him!
They did fire him!
Hmm

New York, NY

#8 Oct 26, 2012
I dont think they fired him. I saw a few things on wsaz.com yesterday evening that he reported
for sure

Richmond, KY

#9 Oct 26, 2012
Hmm wrote:
I dont think they fired him. I saw a few things on wsaz.com yesterday evening that he reported
Former WSAZ Reporter Arrested On DUI, Marijuana Charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.(WSAZ)-- Former WSAZ Reporter Randy Yohe was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana, according to Coal Grove, Ohio police reports.

The reports said Yohe, 59, ran a stop sign at Marion Pike and Third Street in Coal Gove and weaved from a marked lane of traffic. The incident happened at 12:30 a.m. Police reported finding a small amount of marijuana in his car, a piece of drug paraphernalia and an open container of “an alcoholic beverage”.

Coal Grove Police Chief Eric Spurlock said Yohe had a blood alcohol level of .121. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.

The DUI charge was amended to aggravated reckless driving.

Spurlock told the Ironton Tribune the reduction of a DUI charge is routine for a first offense if there is a relatively low blood alcohol level. Yohe had no previous record of impaired driving.

All of the offenses are misdemeanors. Yohe paid fines totaling $2,020.

Yohe still has the right to appear in court on October 30 and change his plea on the charges.

Yohe was employed at WSAZ at the time of his arrest
Rx

Wooster, OH

#10 Oct 26, 2012
for sure wrote:
<quoted text>Former WSAZ Reporter Arrested On DUI, Marijuana Charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.(WSAZ)-- Former WSAZ Reporter Randy Yohe was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana, according to Coal Grove, Ohio police reports.

The reports said Yohe, 59, ran a stop sign at Marion Pike and Third Street in Coal Gove and weaved from a marked lane of traffic. The incident happened at 12:30 a.m. Police reported finding a small amount of marijuana in his car, a piece of drug paraphernalia and an open container of “an alcoholic beverage”.

Coal Grove Police Chief Eric Spurlock said Yohe had a blood alcohol level of .121. The legal limit in Ohio is .08.

The DUI charge was amended to aggravated reckless driving.

Spurlock told the Ironton Tribune the reduction of a DUI charge is routine for a first offense if there is a relatively low blood alcohol level. Yohe had no previous record of impaired driving.

All of the offenses are misdemeanors. Yohe paid fines totaling $2,020.

Yohe still has the right to appear in court on October 30 and change his plea on the charges.

Yohe was employed at WSAZ at the time of his arrest
Randy Yohe is a dope head.
happy day

West Liberty, KY

#11 Oct 26, 2012
good by bad reporter
Evolution

Ironton, OH

#12 Oct 31, 2012
WSAZ doesn't know how to get good reporters.. When they get good ones.. They aren't for long. I'm surprised Tim Irr is still there. :/
Big Rand

Mansfield, OH

#13 Oct 31, 2012
Evolution wrote:
WSAZ doesn't know how to get good reporters.. When they get good ones.. They aren't for long. I'm surprised Tim Irr is still there.:/
Is Randy a closet queer? Or is he to big to fit in the closet?
Beck

Danielson, CT

#14 Nov 1, 2012
Randy is an awesome reporter and a great guy. I wish him well.
Pat Yourself On The Back

United States

#15 Nov 2, 2012
Beck wrote:
Randy is an awesome reporter and a great guy. I wish him well.
Way to compliment yourself Randy. You stoned retardo looking perv.
RogerDaleBlackBE TTYS BOY

Nashville, TN

#16 Nov 2, 2012
bring back JULE HUFFMAN(MR. CARTOON)
LIFE WAS SOMEWHAT EASIER THEN!!
Lifetimewsazwatc her

Circleville, OH

#17 Nov 6, 2012
I never would have guessed that Randy Yohe was a partier. If he would have just got a DUI I bet he would not have been fired. I personally feel like the DUI was worse ( more dangerous) than having a little bit of pot on him. But I bet the main reason WSAZ fired him was for the pot. It seems like in the eyes of society if you are associated with marijuana in any anyway that you are automatically some kind of raging druggie. While alcohol (because of it's legal status) is far more acceptable but more dangerous than pot. I understand that Mr Yohe made a mistake the same way many of his lifetime viewers do on a daily basis (because we are human). However I hate to see 1 mistake ruin a mans career (lifetime passion). I hope that he can continue to do the work he loves and I personally wish him the best moving forward.
wrong

West Liberty, KY

#18 Nov 6, 2012
Lifetimewsazwatcher wrote:
I never would have guessed that Randy Yohe was a partier. If he would have just got a DUI I bet he would not have been fired. I personally feel like the DUI was worse ( more dangerous) than having a little bit of pot on him. But I bet the main reason WSAZ fired him was for the pot. It seems like in the eyes of society if you are associated with marijuana in any anyway that you are automatically some kind of raging druggie. While alcohol (because of it's legal status) is far more acceptable but more dangerous than pot. I understand that Mr Yohe made a mistake the same way many of his lifetime viewers do on a daily basis (because we are human). However I hate to see 1 mistake ruin a mans career (lifetime passion). I hope that he can continue to do the work he loves and I personally wish him the best moving forward.
I agree with every word you said.

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