- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CINCINNATI (AP) - A lawyer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s conductor has entered a plea of not guilty to a drunken driving charge on behalf of his client.

The plea means Paavo Jarvi (PAH’-voh YAR’-vee) did not have to appear at an arraignment in Hamilton County Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Jarvi was arrested last week in Fairfax, east of Cincinnati. Police say Jarvi was asleep at the wheel of a running car stopped at an intersection.

Police say the Grammy winner failed a field sobriety test and refused a Breathalyzer test.

Jarvi was born in Estonia in 1962, has been conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony since 2001 and is under contract until 2012.



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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, https://www.enquirer.com

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