Man with 5 prior convictions arrested for OVI

Mug shot of Herbert Smith (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man convicted of drunk driving five times previously was arrested for OVI again.

Herbert Smith, 66, was arrested on OVI charges in the 1600 block of South Gettysburg Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Smith admitted to officers he had been drinking at a party and possibly had too much.

Police found his vehicle was in the yard just over the curb in the 1600 block of South Gettysburg Avenue. Officers said there was damage to the vehicle’s front end consistent with hitting a tree or pole but no crash could be found.

Smith refused a field sobriety test.

Police found Smith had five prior convictions for OVI.

Smith was booked into the Montgomery County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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