Monroeville police charge man with DUI near his home

DUI charge comes during village's Click It or Ticket campaign.
Cary Ashby
Jun 7, 2013

Village police charged a Monroeville man with driving under the influence (DUI) during its Click It or Ticket campaign.

The DUI issued to Daniel J. Brown, 30, of the 383 Monroe St., was the only such citation in the campaign that went from May 20 through June 2.

Brown was cited at 3:34 a.m. May 29 in the 200 block of Monroe Street after he hit a utility pole, police said.

"The utility pole was repairable, but was damaged," Monroeville Police Chief Gary Lyons said. "He almost made it home."

Brown's blood-alcohol content level tested at .173 percent via a breathalyzer, according to Norwalk Municipal Court records. The legal limit for Ohio drivers is .08 percent.

"He blew almost three times over the limit," Lyons said about Brown, who has no prior DUI convictions.

Police had the van towed from the scene.

During the campaign, officers initiated 80 traffic stops. Lyons said no specific roads were targeted, so the stops covered the entire village.

There were 15 seatbelt violations, 16 speeding citations and nine various citations, such as a stop sign violation. One person was charged with driving with a suspended license. Officers issued 38 warnings.

Comments

m-ville123

So if the village hadn't been running the " Click it or Ticket" campaign this driver may or may not of been cited with a dui after hitting a utility pole at 3:45 in the morning?

WASP71

Someone needs to check thier math...almost 3x the limit? Really! Still 1/2 shipfaced for the average person, but 3x the limit? Glad to see he won't be driving (hopefully) for awhile. But not even close to 3x the limit.

Windy

This is Huron County. He'll get a slap on the wrist and let back out on the street to do it again. Hopefully he won't kill someone the next time.