Trooper Who Killed Driver Avoids Jail Time

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – September 20th, 2019

Ohio State Trooper who crossed the center line and killed Anthony Bertram the driver of another vehicle in a head-on crash seemingly has avoided jail time

Pursuant to a news-bite on WLWT5 News on Friday, September 20th, 2019 Tina Bertram the mother of 36-year-old Anthony Bertram of Goshen, Ohio says, since that night, received the news her son was killed she’s been living a nightmare.

Also, seven months later, her pains and grief’s are still as fresh and raw as the moment she received the news her son was killed.

Accordingly the Ohio State Trooper who crossed the center line and killed Anthony Bertram the driver of another vehicle in a head-on crash seemingly has avoided jail time.

Reportedly, on Friday in a Clermont County Courtroom Trooper Jeremy Ault was sentenced on a vehicular homicide charge.

At times laws seems to be unjustly administered. For example if this incident was to have been on the opposite side the out-come might have been enormously different.

Subsequently, the judge said, state trooper Ault was sentenced to two years community controlled probation. He is not allowed to possess or consume alcohol, and any medication must be verified by a probation officer. Also, he was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service.

Initially, Ault was facing up-ward of six months in jail.

Although Trina Bertram is frightfully aware that her anguish cannot be measured, she had this to say; “We were glad to get to this point. It took us seven months and four days to get here. Is that jail time going to help me out? No, it’s not going to do anything for me. I don’t see where that’s going to help me with my grieving. No one takes pleasure in the outcome.”

She continued to say; “No one wins in this situation, and everyone in the situation has had a loss one way or another, his family and our family.”

Nevertheless, it was a rainy night back in January when the trooper approached a curve along State Route 222 at Diana Avenue.

Reportedly, at that time, he had just left the clerk’s office to respond to a run for a possible impaired driver in the southern part of the county.

Moreover, according to Clermont County Prosecutor D. Vincent Farris, state trooper Ault was travelling at an estimated speed of 56 mph when his vehicle cross the center line, and slammed into the car of 36-year-old Anthony Bertram of Goshen.

Reportedly, investigators found the trooper did with his emergency lights or siren not activated when the crash occurred.

Apparently, Bertram had been playing cards with friends and was returning home when it happened.

Again Tina Bertram mother 36-year-old Anthony Bertram continues in lamentation over her son.


Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.