Ohio TV meteorologist arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired

Ohio TV meteorologist arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired

Jamie Simpson, 49, was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) on Thursday morning. The former chief meteorologist at WKEF and WRGT was longer working at the stations at the time of the incident, officials said.

 

 

 

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Police in Miamisburg, Ohio, arrested Jamie Simpson, 49, Thursday morning on suspicion of operating a vehicle while impaired.

Most recently, Simpson had been the chief meteorologist at WKEF and WRGT in Dayton. His photograph no longer appears on the station website.

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"He was no longer employed by us at the time of this event," said Kevin Roach, news director for WKEF/WRGT. "We will not comment any further."

Simpson was taken into custody around 1:25 a.m. in the 100 block of Byers Road, jail records show.

Simpson, who has a previous OVI conviction from a 2014 crash in Greene County, was listed as an inmate in the Montgomery County Jail at 9:15 a.m.

Simpson had been with the stations since April 2016, according to his LinkedIn profile. He previously worked at WHIO.