Clyde police officer returns to duty later this year after reckless driving charge

CLYDE, Ohio (WTVG) - A Clyde police officer will be back on the streets, after pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge.

According to Clyde city manager Paul Fiser, Officer Derrick Shell will be reinstated to the force in December, once his license is reinstated. Shell has been reassigned to general services for the city, working on road and curbside projects.

Fiser says the city has not had to hire any additional officers to fill Shell's position.

Court records show Shell pleaded not guilty to impaired driving charges stemming from a crash in June. Last week, he pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of reckless operation.