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Mount Vernon Man Convicted of OVI

MOUNT VERNON – Mount Vernon Director of Law Rob Broeren announced that on April 12, 2018, a jury in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court convicted William L. Legros of Mount Vernon, Ohio of Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse, Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or a Drug of Abuse and Refusing a Chemical Test of his Bloor or Breath and Speeding after a day-long jury trial. The charges arose out of an incident that occurred on December 15, 2017, when Trooper Jacob Dickerson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped Mr. Legros for speeding.
Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney tried the case to the jury. She presented testimony of Trooper Dickerson and Deputy Jesse Ramsier of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The jury deliberated for about one hour before returning a guilty verdict. On the Operating a Vehicle while Under the Influence charges Judge John C. Thatcher sentenced Mr. Legros to pay $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail with 174 days suspeneded, placed him on two years of community control and suspended his operator’s license for 1 year.
Mr. Legros was represented by Attorney Joseph Kunkel of Luftman, Heck and Associates of Columbus, Ohio.

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