Man with Seven Prior Charges Arrested Again for Drunken Driving
Police observed him driving intoxicated near Heisley and Hendricks roads
Mentor Police arrested a man with a long rap sheet Tuesday for driving drunk near the intersection of Heisley and Hendricks roads.
Police arrested 44-year-old Thomas J. Wright at 8:46 p.m. after receiving a call from a resident, Lt. Tim Allen said. Officers observed his impaired driving for a short while before pulling him over.
"He was driving under an (Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated) suspension at the time we stopped him," Allen said.
Wright already had seven drunken driving charges on his record. Additionally, the Mentor resident has a pending drunken driving case in Eastlake.
Wright was also charged with driving under suspension and a marked lane violation. He was arraigned Wednesday in Mentor Muncipal Court and remains in jail on a bond worth 10 percent of $33,000. His next court date is Nov. 15.