A North Ridgeville man was recently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, DWI which is his seventh similar charge in the past 25 years. In NYC, this would lead to serious jail time.
The 40-year old North Ridgeville native appears to be expressing regret in regards to his irresponsible actions; DUI’s account for countless deaths across the nation every year. In 1991, the defendant was convicted of his first DUI. Merely a year later he was charged with a further two counts, and three additional counts of DUI around a decade later. This recent charge, his seventh, appears to stem from the recent death of the man’s father, a hardship that led him to this current chargeable offense. A New York City Criminal Lawyer reveals that the defendant expressed sorrow regarding the most recent incident, saying “I know what I’ve done is a very serious offense. Sobriety is my No. 1 priority”. This admittance was directed toward the Huron County Common Pleas Judge during the course of the sentence hearing of the convicted, which occurred on Tuesday March 01.
The Common Pleas Judge was reported to have responded, “Drinking and driving … is too big of a risk for the public”. The judge followed up his decisive comments with decisive action that included a lengthy driver’s license suspension of five years, as well as a monetary fine of $1500. This recent scenario involving the North Ridgeville man began last June, when he was pulled over for driving his vehicle without the use of headlights, while traveling west on U.S. 20, close to the nearby town of Wakeman. The man’s attorney was available for comment: “Since this incident, he has gotten back on track”. The attorney went on to comment upon his client’s foreseeable future: “I believe this (sentencing) will be a positive for him”.