Steubenville man appears for pretrial in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL – A man who identified himself as a police officer during a traffic stop appeared for pretrial Tuesday in East Liverpool Municipal Court with his attorney.

Terry G. Weyand Jr., 24, Lovers Lane, Steubenville, pleaded not guilty to OVI, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and a marked lanes violation.

Limited driving privileges had been granted to Weyand during a May 2 court hearing, allowing him to drive to and from his employment as a loss prevention officer at the St. Clairsville Kmart, according to court records.

In court Tuesday, acting Judge Coleen Hall Dailey set a second pretrial on June 12 and also responded to a request to allow Weyand to renew his driver’s license, which is set to expire on his birthday in June.

Weyand was pulled over in April by a trooper with the Lisbon Highway Patrol post after he reportedly failed to move into the left lane while passing the trooper’s cruiser and another car he had stopped.

When Weyand was pulled over, he told the trooper, “I’m a cop. I would give you a break. Can’t you let me go? I’ll just disappear,” according to reports.

Calls to numerous police departments in the area turned up no record of Weyand currently being employed as a police officer, although a captain with the Wells Township Police Department in Brilliant confirmed that Weyand worked there “in the past,” declining to say how recently he had been employed with the department.

His $1,000 recognizant bond was continued.