On March 21, it was reported that an Ohio woman was charged after she was accused of driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle along Parker Road in Goshen. The incident occurred on March 12 when a man reported the woman to 911 dispatchers. He claimed that she had driven him off the road. He told the dispatchers that she was driving between 80 and 100 miles per hour. He also said that he knew she had a child in the car. He said that he tried to get her to stop, but she continued and he was unable to follow her.
A woman then called dispatchers after seeing the vehicle come into a Venetian Gardens Nursing Home parking lot. The driver was seen getting out the car with her child and fleeing. The woman said that the air bags had deployed and that there was alcohol in the car.
The accused woman was ultimately charged with OVI, child endangerment and leaving the scene of a crash. The child was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
<>p> Even a first-time OVI or DUI charge can lead to jail time, a loss of a driver’s license and steep fines. However, when other factors are involved, those consequences can quickly become more severe. A criminal law attorney could review the aspects of a person’s drunk driving case and determine if there are any viable defenses available. Depending on the evidence and the case circumstances, the attorney could seek to have the drunk driving charges dismissed or potentially reduced to a non-DUI or OVI charge.
Source: WLWT, “Goshen mom charged with OVI after taking wild ride with child in tow“, Dan Griffin, March 21, 2018