Lolli and his Middletown attorney Paris Ellis didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.
Lolli, 55, was stopped at 1:26 a.m. Dec. 16 by the State Highway Patrol and charged with OVI and speeding. He was driving 44 miles per hour in a posted 35 mph zone near Central Avenue and Arcadia Drive, according to the OSHP police report. Lolli refused to take a field sobriety test, the report said.
In the cruiser camera video that was released, Lolli told a trooper: “I’m a block away. … I’m the fire chief of Middletown, man, man, I’m sorry.”
Lolli told the trooper he drank two beers, but said he couldn’t complete a field sobriety test. He also refused to take a Breathalyzer test. He was arrested on suspicion of OVI and was released to a relative. He is due in Middletown Municipal Court Jan. 24.
An outside prosecutor will be hired to handle the case, according to Landen.
Lolli’s salary last year was $107,973, according to city records. He has no prior disciplinary issues in his personnel file, according to Landen.
Lolli, who was hired as fire chief last year, is scheduled to have his pretrial hearing Jan. 24 in Middletown Municipal Court. An outside prosecutor will be hired to handle the case, according to Landen.