DUI dad hit with 4 counts of child endangering

Norwalk man tests just above legal limit.
Cary Ashby
Jan 1, 2014

A rural Norwalk man faces four child endangerment charges in connection with a traffic stop late Friday by Norwalk police.

Nicko D.L. Raymore, 33, of 1186 E. Peru-Olena Road, received one first-degree misdemeanor for each child in the vehicle, Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said. If convicted, Raymore faces up to six months in the Huron County Jail and a maximum fine of $1,000 on each charge.

"They were all under 18," O'Hara said, referring to the children.

Raymore's breath test had a blood-alcohol content level of .098 percent, he said. The test was performed at the Norwalk police station. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

Officer Dave Daniels pulled over Raymore at 11:38 p.m. Friday on Milan Avenue at East Main Street, according to the police report.

Raymore, at the scene, was charged with driving under the influence and a red-light violation. Prosecutors filed the four child endangerment charges Monday in Norwalk Municipal Court.

He also was charged with child support-related driving under suspension. Judges can suspend a defendant's driver's license for several reasons, including a DUI, "too many points," accidents and a drug-related conviction.

"Not paying child support is another one," O'Hara said. "They're saying that's the reason his license was suspended."

Raymore has a prior DUI conviction through municipal court dating back to March 19. O'Hara, who referred to it as a "high-test DUI," said the suspect only got charged with the child support-related citation of driving with a suspended license in connection with Friday's incident because the DUI suspension expired Aug. 27.

After the traffic stop, police held the four children and an adult occupant at the scene until a sober person could pick them up, O'Hara said.

Comments

Curtis

With a plus or minus .005 margin of error and when given the benefit of the doubt (constitutionally guaranteed) he is only .01 above the legal limit. Not the most flagrant of violators nor hardly worth the scorn which is sure to follow! Don't drink and drive...period!

stangdriver2007

Your trying to stick up for him... Simple Math with the .005 margin which good luck trying to argue that one would actually mean he is .013 above. Legal limit is .08 he blew .098 minus the .005 margin is .093 so .093 minus .08 is .013. Therefore with that being said who cares about a margin it's still over!!

ladydye_5

The limit is the limit. There has to be a line drawn somewhere. Who cares HOW much he is over. He IS over. WITH kids in the car. Bottom line against the law. I am sorry NO excuses.

Wildbunch3

Wow, so sad! Punkin you and Tae need to get yourselves to father for them kids! You got 7 kids and she got 6.....grow the hell up and show them how a parent is suppose to be!