Municipal judge sentences impaired drivers


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com



WILMINGTON — The following report is compiled using a disposition report provided by Clinton County Municipal Court. The information includes the defendant’s name, age, residence if listed, charge(s) disposed, fine, court costs assessed, jail sentence and any special conditions. Municipal Judge Mike Daugherty oversees the court, which administers the law in criminal misdemeanor cases.

The following list includes those who pled guilty or were found guilty between June 17 and June 21, 2019:

• Raymond Hutchinson, 66, of Fairborn, O.V.I., hit-skip, assured clear distance, sentenced to 270 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from June 24, 2019 to June 23, 2020, fined $1,275, assessed $375 court costs. Hutchinson must take part in supervised probation, complete a three-day residential driver intervention program, get a professional assessment, and must not consume alcohol or drugs of abuse while on probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $350 of fine and grant driving privileges effective July 9, 2019. ALS vacated.

• Steven Siler, 29, of Milford, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail, operator’s license suspended from June 17, 2019 to June 17, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. ALS vacated. Operator’s license destroyed. Driving privileges granted effective June 17, 2019. A marked lanes violation was dismissed.

• Susan Ashbaugh, 52, of Clarksville, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from July 4, 2019 to July 4, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Ashbaugh must take part in supervised probation, get an ORAS assessment, complete a three-day residential driver intervention program, and must not consume alcohol or drugs of abuse while on probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine, pay $138 to law enforcement, destroy operator’s license, with driving privileges granted July 18, 2019 if compliant. A no operator’s license charge and a marked lanes violation were dismissed.

• Shawn Harris, 33, of Wilmington, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from June 19, 2019 to June 19, 2020. Harris must take part in supervised probation, get an ORAS assessment, complete a three-day residential driver intervention program, and must not consume alcohol or drugs of abuse while on probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine, destroy operator’s license, and grant driving privileges effective July 1, 2019. ALS vacated. A going 50 in a 35 mph speed zone were dismissed.

• Tina Neanover, 31, of Washington Court House, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from June 20, 2019 to June 20, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Neanover must take part in supervised probation, get an ORAS assessment, complete a three-day residential driver intervention program, and must not consume alcohol or drugs of abuse. If compliant, the court will suspend $375of fine and vacate ALS. No driving privileges granted unless Neanover can produce a clean drug screening. A speed charge and a tag/sticker violation were dismissed.

• Joshua Dettwiller, 27, drug instrument possession, credit misuse, receiving stolen property, sentenced to 90 days in jail (suspended), fined $750, assessed $250 court costs. Dettwiller must commit no further offenses for six years, complete rehabilitation, complete non-reporting probation, and fully comply with all rules.

• Michael Marino, 40, of Springfield, reckless operation, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $125 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Marino must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program and two years of non-reporting probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $250 of fine. ALS vacated. An O.V.I.-low breathalizer charge and a marked lanes violation were dismissed.

• Cameron Vaughan, 20, of Wilmington, reckless operation, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Vaughan must complete two years of non-reporting probation and had complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $250 of fine. No ALS imposed. A going 46 in a 35 mph speed zone was dismissed.

• Jack Steed, 45, of Peebles, driving under suspension-financial, theft, sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined $350, assessed $250 court costs. Jail time and fines stayed to allow Steed to complete diversion and write a letter of apology to the victim. A drug possession charge was dismissed.

• Richard Smith, 28, of Wilmington, theft, trespassing, sentenced to eight days in jail, fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. A drug instrument possession charge was dismissed.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com