A 43 year old Kent Ohio man, already known as one of the worst drunk drivers in Ohio, was arrested for DUI again, for the 16th time. He was arrested after his vehicle was found stuck on a concrete barricade at the railroad tracks near a bridge that was under repair. He had apparently attempted to drive around the construction and had become stuck. The driver was charged with DUI, driving under suspension, and illegal license plates. He refused to take a blood-alcohol test. He pleaded not guilty in municipal court and remained in jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond.
The driver has not had a valid driver’s license since 1991 and has been convicted 15 previous times of drunk driving. Courts have suspended his right to drive 30 times. He had been released from state prison only three months before this most recent arrest. Surprisingly, 25 people in Ohio have been convicted of DUI at least 16 times as of December 2005. Two are tied with 19 DUI convictions.