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Dothan Officer Appeals DUI Charges

A Dothan police officer fired for an off-duty DUI accident asked for his termination to be overturned by the city's personnel board Thursday.

But he'll have to wait a little longer for a decision.

In early January, Officer Richard Odom was hospitalized after he hit a curb, lost control of his motorcycle and then crashed.

After an investigation, Odom was charged with DUI then fired.

During Thursday’s personnel board hearing, officers that responded to the call served as witnesses.

The media was not allowed inside to hear testimony, but News 4 learned that the personnel board decided not to make an immediate decision.

They are waiting for a transcript of Odom’s termination hearing. Once they get that transcript, officials say they'll proceed.


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