WSAZ Reporter Let Go After DUI Arrest

By Merrill Knox Comment

Reporter Randy Yohe was let go from WSAZ after he was arrested on Saturday morning for DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

“I was let go (Wednesday),” Yohe told the Portsmouth Daily Times. “It was a seriously bad decision. It’s the first time anything like this has ever happened to me — and it will be the last. I’m embarrassed, humiliated and deeply sorry.”

According to a story on the WSAZ website, Yohe was stopped after running a stop sign in Coal Grove, Ohio at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Police found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and an open container of “an alcoholic beverage” in his car, according to the Huntington-Charleston NBC affiliate.

Yohe had a blood alcohol level of .121. The legal limit in Ohio .08. The DUI charge was later amended to aggrevated reckless driving, which is routine for a first offense, Coal Grove police chief Eric Spurlock told the Ironton Tribune.

Yohe is scheduled to appear in court on October 30.