Mentor Man Facing His Tenth OVI Conviction

Larry Turner was arrested Tuesday by Ohio State Highway Patrol

A Mentor man with nine convictions for operating a vehicle while intoxicated now faces his tenth.

Larry Turner, 49, was arrested Tuesday in Painesville by Ohio State Highway Patrol.

According to court records, Turner refused a blood- or breath-alcohol test.

The patrolman also charged him with speeding and driving without a license.

Turner's latest OVI charge is a third-degree felony, which means he would face up to five years in prison if convicted. A person's first drunken driving charge is a misdemeanor. Turner faces a felony because of his several past convictions.

Turner was arraigned Tuesday in Painesville Municipal Court where Judge Michael Cicconetti set his bond at $25,000.

Turner did not post bond and his next court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

Anne August 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Kyle August 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Can't he at least go to jail for the same amount of years as many times as he has been convicted for DUI?
HappyKamper August 30, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I like Kyles Idea.... No license for the rest of his life (not that that will keep this idiot out of a car. And Prison time (not jail time) for at least several years. Are we just waiting until this idiot plows into a family to put him behind bars. Should have put him on probation after the 3rd and made him check in for alcohol/drug testing. If he didn't comply you could arrest him for probation violation and keep him in jail.
Jacki August 30, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Lock him up and throw away the key! Scumbag! Even when he does kill someone he'll only get 8 1/2 years. Dui laws suck and need to have stricter penalties
Anne August 30, 2012 at 04:18 PM
check out M.A.D.D. (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) and see how we (the people) can make a difference.
Kyle August 30, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I honestly think that the owner of whatever car he drives should be put in jail as well. The punishment needs to be more severe for anyone allowing him to drive their vehicle.
Anne August 31, 2012 at 07:32 PM
i wish it were that easy. in some situations, an aggressive drunk takes the car they want. even if they have been refused.
Kyle September 04, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Anne, then that is called theft and you report it to the police. Otherwise, you are enabling a drunk to get behind the wheel and potentially fatally harm innocent people.
Jim Clow September 15, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Too bad... He's a really nice guy otherwise. When people get hooked on booze, it's really hard to stop them.


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