Area driver receives third DUI charge

Man, 74, was stopped just before 7 p.m.
Aaron Krause
Jun 3, 2014


A New London driver received his third DUI charge Sunday in connection with a stop on Fayette Road.

At 6:58 p.m., Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Thomas Halko stopped David L. Goodell, 74, of 1589 Fitchville River Road, New London, in connection with a marked lanes violation, for which he was charged.

Goodell also was charged with not wearing a safety belt and driving under the influence. His blood-alcohol content registered at .143 percent, according to the patrol. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08. Troopers said Goodell has two prior DUIs, in 1985 and 1989.


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I thought it only added up if they were within 20 years. Does it really matter what he did back 29 years ago? If anything, it shows a pattern of good behavior to me.


Na. I use to work with him. Came to work drunk all the time. He just hadnt got caught since then.

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Most likely they will treat it as his first DUI because the others were way back then. Depends all on what the judge thinks. 74 and drunk all the time I think it is time to grow up and wake up before he get sick or die from the stuff.


You are joking, right? 74 and he needs to grow up. Because, like, he has his whole life ahead of him.


You have to keep in mind that the mandatory minimum three (3) day jail sentence is just that, a minimum. The judge could sentence even a first time offender to six (6) months in jail. In all likelihood, his past may come back to bite him in the butt and he will receive something other than the mandatory minimum.