UPDATE - Norwalk truck driver has license suspended for 3 years

A Norwalk man who ran a truck into an Avery motel room this weekend had his driver's license suspended for three years after he pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence. Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, also will serve 60 days in the Erie County Jail for the DUI at the same time he serves a similar sentence for driving with a suspended license. Also during Monday's hearing, Erie County Municipal Judge Paul Lux fined Deleon a total of $1,500 and suspended $750 as part of three years of probation.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

A Norwalk man who ran a truck into an Avery motel room this weekend had his driver's license suspended for three years after he pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence.

Joel Deleon, 32, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 27, also will serve 60 days in the Erie County Jail for the DUI at the same time he serves a similar sentence for driving with a suspended license. Also during Monday's hearing, Erie County Municipal Judge Paul Lux fined Deleon a total of $1,500 and suspended $750 as part of three years of probation.

Deleon drove his relative's pickup truck into the Super 8 Motel, 11313 U.S. 250, about 7:30 p.m. Saturday and fled to his mother's residence in the Rustic Hills Mobile Home Park. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the truck "narrowly" missed a 37-year-old Norwalk woman, the defendant's ex-girlfriend, who was looking through the peephole of her room moments earlier.

She and her 13-year-old son sustained minor injuries from flying debris. Deleon's speed and distance from the motel room before the collision is unknown.

"It obviously was excessive speed," Sigsworth said.

Huron County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Shupp received a 9-1-1 call from Deleon's mother's home "with a lot of screaming going on" just as he arrived at Rustic Hills, Major Greg Englund said. Shupp chased the suspect on foot into the nearby woods, where the pair wrestled as Deleon attempted to flee from the deputy several times.

Englund said Shupp eventually had to use his Taser to subdue Deleon.

The suspect refused to submit to breathalyzer, Sigsworth said, but deputies determined he was intoxicated "based on his interaction with them."

Deleon must post a $100,000 bond before being released from the Erie County Jail on one count each of attempted murder and felonious assault. He also faces a charge of vandalism.

Comments

Onlooker (Anonymous)

How STUPID are you people. The man was driving under a suspended license anyways. What's to keep him from driving again??? "NOTHING". The goverment needs to figure a better way of taking these drivers off the roadways. I suggest that they should not even be allowed to own a vehicle. Maybe if people would have to walk everywhere maybe they would learn the ultimate lesson!! How many people must die on the roads because of drivers that have NO license?? Besides that this man should serve at least 10 to 15 years for the crime committed.

what would u kn...

Onlooker did you even read the article. It said he had a family members vehicle so he obviously was unable to obtain one himself due to the suspended license. DUH!! Noone died on the road here or at all. I dont even believe he was trying to kill her. Maybe he was pulling up and since he was drunk misjudged his distance?? If she was so scared and in danger then how did he know where she was staying the exact room and where it was exactly located. Come on this is a woman looking for publicity!! Broke down home wrecker almost got what she deserved.

swiss family......

to "what would u know" thank you, your comments really made me laugh.. i really needed to start my day with a good laugh, and you supplied that for me.

you really can't be serious, can you? for you to say that this guy may have hit the building, because he has drunk and might have misjudged the distance!!! hahaha that is so good. im sorry, but if you would have misjudged the distance, you might have tapped the building, but certainly not almost knock the building down!!and then for you to imply that the woman must have revealed to him where she was is comical too..he probably assumed that she was staying at a hotel, all he had to do was go to all of the hotels, until he found her car, and most people park right outside their door there.so it doesn't take a detective to figure it out..

thanks for the good laugh, you are the perfect"enabler"

To all (Anonymous)

She was at his house the night before getting her stuff.Then on the next day, she called him many times.the story was she didnt want to find an apartment, she was spending her income tax on motel rooms instead.He was the one who ended it with her.She called him and told him where she was. He thought at least they could be friends, and invited her to dinner. She said no, but then called him to say stop by and we can do something.She knows that he would never hurt anyone on purpose. He needs to get some serious help for the drinking. He needs help.

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When you click on the picture, it says BUY PHOTO. THAT is frickin' hilarious, I don't care who ya are.

Linux (Anonymous)

Your right swiss thats what happened her's was the only one on that side and her car was parked to the right of the hole. He misjudged the distance are your kidding? what then he went threw a concrete wall and a 300lb AC unit right.