MOUNT VERNON – The following court cases were resolved before Judge John Thatcher in the Mount Vernon Municipal Court on February 21, 2017.
Joshua J. Careins, 35 of Mount Vernon, changed his pleas and the Court found him guilty of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or a drug of abuse and refusing to take a requested chemical test. The Court sentenced Careins to pay a fine of $500 plus court costs, serve 180 days in jail with 174 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control, ordered him to complete a drug and alcohol assessment within 60 days, complete a driver intervention program, wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring device for six months, and imposed a one-year license suspension.
Zachuary Meranda represented Careins.
Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney represented the State of Ohio and the City of Mount Vernon in this case