Chief: Drunk driver goes 67 mph through Wakeman

Suspect also charged with driving with a suspended license.
Cary Ashby
Apr 17, 2014


A suspected drunk driver told police he attempted to miss a pothole while going nearly twice the posted speed limit in Wakeman.

Kenneth J. Smiley, 41, of Norwalk, was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, left of center and speeding. Wakeman Police Chief Tim Hunker said Officer Kevin Lowry clocked Smiley going 67 mph in a 35-mph zone when the officer saw him driving westbound in the eastbound lane of U.S. 20.

"The vehicle came to a stop on East Main Street in Wakeman," Hunker said.

"The driver ... told the officer that he was trying to miss a pothole," the chief added. "He (Smiley) refused the breathalyzer and was even offered a blood test that he also later refused."

Police, while searching the vehicle, also reported finding a pill in an unmarked pill vial that was seized for testing.

Smiley was arrested and transported to the Huron County Jail.



More than twice the posted speed limit eh? 35+35=???? Apparently something less than 67...

JMOP's picture

Lol. Good catch


Nearly twice

Lloyd Christmas

Its says NEARLY TWICE THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT, not more than....

Got comprehension skills?

Learn to read.


What day did this happen? I very well could be overlooking it.

JMOP's picture

It doesn't say in this article, but according to the municipal records this happened this past Sunday on the13th. He also got picked up in Norwalk on the 9th.




I'm afraid to go 37 through Wakeman, let a lone 67.


Right? That's what I'm saying!


Hummmmmm this man looks a lot like the man who stole money from a woman at Blutos bar guessing his street name is demico/meko does look like a Kenny to me...stick with your street name.....TILL THE NEXT TIME!!!!! And there will many times does the court system have to smack there hands and say NO...NO!!!