LEBANON, Ohio (WDTN) – Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell took to social media Thursday about a man who was convicted of his 20th OVI offense.
56-year-old George Tribune was sentenced to the maximum of eight years in prison and was given a lifetime driver’s license suspension by Judge Peeler in Warren County Common Pleas Court.
Prosecutor Fornshell said on July 21, 2015, around 3:00 p.m., Tribune’s vehicle was stopped on Interstate 71 North in Washington Township after another driver reported Tribune as a possible impaired driver.
The trooper who stopped him detected a strong odor of alcohol from Tribune and observed an open alcoholic beverage can at his feet.
Tribune failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was placed under arrest for OVI. At the Lebanon patrol post, Tribune provided a breath sample that tested .222 BAC.
In addition to imposing eight years in prison and a lifetime driver’s license suspension, the Court ordered Tribune to pay a fine of $1,350. After serving eight years in prison, Tribune may also be monitored on post-release control for a period up to three years.
“I’m not sure how you still are a validly licensed driver after 19 OVI convictions, but I’m grateful that we were able to obtain a lifetime driver’s license suspension and get Tribune locked up and off the streets before he killed someone,” said Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell.