Local DUI suspect was 3x legal limit

Woman's vehicle went off road and hit mailbox.
Cary Ashby
Mar 17, 2014

 

A local woman was one of 64 drunken-driving suspects who were arrested in February by the Elyria post of the state Highway Patrol.

The breath test of Patience M. Link, 35, of 104 N. Main St., New London, had a blood-alcohol content level of .242 percent, troopers said. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

Troopers investigated a crash at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 14. The accident happened on Ohio 113 about 1/2 mile west of Ohio 58 in Amherst Township.

Link was eastbound on Ohio 113, when she went off the right side and hit a mailbox, troopers said.

She was charged with driving under the influence, failure to control, driving with a suspended license and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

On Feb. 17, Link was released from jail. According to Oberlin Municipal Court records, she was found guilty of failure to control and an amended charge of driving under a child support-related suspension and fined a total of $230.

Link has four prior DUI convictions. Court records indicate those DUIs were in 2000 in Norwalk Municipal Court, 2009 in Oberlin and Elyria municipal courts and 2010 in Ashland Municipal Court.

Statewide, the patrol has made 4,005 DUI arrests through March 10.

Comments

Everyone is fam...

Good God woman! Number 5? How about you quit getting DUIs and you'd be able to afford your child support. Your kids deserve better. Stop being selfish, repeatedly risking lives and GROW UP. Pathetic.

Just Because

My question would be to the judge. WHY is she not in jail! And why is her license suspended only on a child support violation. With 5 Dui's it should be a lifetime suspension! She is going to kill someone!

Dusty

Wasn't she the one that was suspected of hitting the guy on Murry Rd. here awhile back after he put his truck in the ditch?

sunnydayz

YES, YES she was Dusty....and NOTHING was ever done!!!!

Dusty

I dont recall the name or I'd look the story up.

sunnydayz

Jeremy Wetzel....her and her mother's story didn't match up...but still no arrests have been made :(

KURTje

Hope she ruined the vehicle she was in.

WATCHED_1s

Wow someone has a serious issue! 5th dui and that drunk at 3:15 PM? Wow I'm guessing her motto is 'it's 5 o'clock somewhere.' Sounds just as bad as these junkies around here.

Dusty

WOW talk about taking the show on the road!

Link has four prior DUI convictions. Court records indicate those DUIs were in 2000 in Norwalk Municipal Court, 2009 in Oberlin and Elyria municipal courts and 2010 in Ashland Municipal Court.