Man held without bond on suspected probation violation

Cary Ashby • Jun 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

A man with a suspended driver's license accused of a positive drug screen is being held without bond until his next probation violation hearing.

Bellevue resident Marc J. Lamanna, 32, of 6270 Ohio 113, stipulated Monday there is probable cause he violated his community control sanctions, which include driving a vehicle. His Huron County Common Pleas Court merits hearing is July 23.

"He does not have employment," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said. "He tested positive for a number of drugs, including opiates and oxycodone."

Lamanna, on Nov. 10, 2010, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, both fourth-degree felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. The convictions are for an April 10, 2010 crash in Bronson Township that seriously injured two of his passengers. The state Highway Patrol investigated the accident at the intersection of Peru Olena and Old State roads.

The defendant's blood alcohol content level tested at .098 percent, authorities said. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

The two passengers with serious injuries -- Bellevue residents Anthony R. Dreschel and Kasey R. Shook -- were hospitalized at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo after the crash. A third person, Michael J. Creston, also of Bellevue, reported minor injuries, but wasn't transported from the crash site.

On Jan. 13, 2011, Lamanna was sentenced to 105 days in the Huron County Jail on the work release program for aggravated vehicular assault. He also had to serve a three-day sentence for DUI with 177 days suspended, according to court records.

The defendant, who was fined $250, had his license suspended for three years and had six points assessed. Lamanna also must reimburse Dreschel about $206,000.

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