Clinton County Municipal Court dispositions for O.V.I, other vehicle violations


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 is the list of those who pled guilty or were found guilty between Oct. 15 and Oct. 19:

• Jerry Hosack, 58, of Nashville, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (177 days suspended), operator’s license suspended from Oct. 18, 2018 to Oct. 17, 2019, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Hosack must take part in non-reporting probation for two years. ALS vacated. Operator’s license destroyed. No driving privileges granted until otherwise cleared by Kettering Municipal Court of Ohio BMV. An additional O.V.I. charge along with an O.V.I.-suspension, and a prohibited turn violation were dismissed.

• David Wright, 50, of Clarksville, O.V.I.-under the influence, sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from April 28, 2018 to Aril 28, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Wright must take part in supervised probation, get a professional assessment, and complete a three-day residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine. Driving privileges granted effective Oct. 27, 2018. ALS vacated. Additional charges of O.V.I., hit-skip, and a left of center violation were dismissed.

• Ernie Leach, 50, of Wilmington, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Oct. 17, 2018 to Oct. 16, 2019, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Leach must take part in supervised probation and complete a three-day residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine. ALS vacated. Driving privileges granted effective Oct. 26, 2018. An additional O.V.I. charge and a one-way traffic violation were dismissed.

• Stanley Irwin, 41, of Wilmington, driving under suspension-failing to reinstate, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Oct. 18, 2018 to Oct. 17, 2019, fined $1,325, assessed $250 court costs. Irwin must take part in supervised probation, get a professional assessment, complete a three-day residential driver intervention program, and must not consume any alcohol/drugs of abuse while on probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine. No driving privileges granted until all suspensions are clear. Additional charges of two counts of marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, tag/sticker violation, no tail lights violation, fictitious registration, driving under suspension-financial, and a seat belt violation were dismissed.

• Scott Hamilton, 35, of Wilmington, driving under suspension-failing to appear/pay fine, driving under suspension-financial, theft, trespassing, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $300, assessed $375. Hamilton must write a letter of apology to the victim, pay $35.76 in restitution, and complete non-reporting probation. Additional charges of driving under suspension, a no tail lights violation, and additional trespassing charge were dismissed.

• Robert Caudill, 61, of Sabina, reckless operation, fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. ALS vacated. A tag/sticker violation was dismissed.

• Claude Funk II, 40, of Clarksville, driving under suspension-failing to reinstate, tag/sticker violation, fined $180, assessed $125 court costs.

• Neal McKenzie, 39, of Wilmington, driving under suspension-failing to appear/pay fine, fined $250, assessed $125 court costs.

• Brett Young, 43, of Wilmington, driving under suspension-financial, fined $250, assessed $125 court costs.

• Matthew Murphy, 34, of Wilmington, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, sentenced to 157 days in jail (120 suspended), fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. Murphy must write a letter of apology to the victim and have no contact with them.

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By John Hamilton

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