PAULDING, Ohio (WFFT) – Ohio state troopers arrested and charged an Indiana man with a lengthy history of driving drunk Monday afternoon.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers arrested 48-year-old Tony Martin Hanson of Woodburn, Indiana on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle under the influence.
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Van Wert Post troopers assisted the Paulding Police Department with a traffic stop. Officers & troopers determined Tony M. Hanson was #ImpairedDriving. He had a BAC nearly 4X over the .08% legal limit. Troopers arrested him for his 6th felony OVI - his 24th lifetime OVI charge! pic.twitter.com/6p1hbiG3N4— OSHP_NWOhio (@OSHP_NWOhio) January 21, 2021
OSHP says this Hanson's 24th OVI arrest and sixth felony OVI charge since 1994, which is the last time he held a valid driver’s license.
Police say Hanson was pulled over Monday afternoon in Paulding after motorists called 911 to report his unsafe driving.
Hanson was allegedly seen by the Chief of the Paulding Police Department as he entered the village, where he struck a curb as he pulled into the Dairy Queen parking lot.
After police pulled Hanson over they said he was so drunk, that he could not safely perform field sobriety tests.
Troopers say Hanson had a breath alcohol content nearly four times higher than the .08% legal limit.
The public is encouraged to call #677 to report reckless or impaired drivers in Ohio.