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June 2017 Archives

Lawrence Taylor settles DUI case with guilty plea

NFL fans in Ohio and around the country may recall the way Lawrence Taylor terrorized offenses and redefined the middle linebacker position during the 1980s and 1990s, but some may not know that the former New York Giant has also been involved in several unfortunate incidents off the field. Taylor's latest brush with the law was settled on June 19 when he admitted in a Florida courtroom that he was impaired by alcohol when he was involved in a traffic accident in Palm Beach County in September 2016.

When a traffic offense suspends your travelling capabilities

Although the ability to drive might be a privilege, some individuals may also consider it a necessity. Motor vehicles are a chosen means of transportation for many, especially for those who have long commutes. With the potential importance of reaching destinations without issue, a disruption in this area could create challenge in other avenues of life as well.

Summer driving concerns

Ohio drivers must stay sharp this summer as Ohio State Highway Patrol officers will be watching. The authorities are dealing with more people on the road than normal and have already seen a variety of unsafe driving behaviors. The rise in vehicles on the road may be due to low gas prices and an improving economy.

Man pleads guilty in 12th drunk driving case

On May 24, a 59-year-old Ohio man pleaded guilty to his 12th drunk driving offense. He has now been sentenced to four years in prison minus 138 days already served at Lucas County jail in addition to having his drivers license permanently revoked. The court also imposed a $2,500 fine and ordered him to seek alcohol treatment.

Ohio police charge NFL player with OVI

Police in Ohio have reported that an NFL player was taken into custody on drunk driving charges following a routine traffic stop in the early morning hours of June 4. Roger Lewis joined the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2016, but the promising 23-year-old's career is now in jeopardy. In addition to criminal sanctions for the OVI charge, Lewis could face a lengthy playing ban under the NFL's strict substance abuse policy if he is convicted.

Alcohol not a factor in Tiger Woods DUI incident

Ohio residents who follow professional golf will undoubtedly be familiar with Tiger Woods. Woods made headlines early in his career by winning major tournaments in spectacular fashion, but problems in his private life have provided more stories for gossip columnists than sports writers in recent years. The latest such story involves an alleged drunk driving incident in Palm Beach County on the morning of May 29.

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