Mark S. McCraw’s trial began Monday. He was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fourth- and fifth-degree felonies because he’s had five or more similar convictions in two decades.
Judge James L. Kimbler scheduled McCraw for a Jan. 2 sentencing hearing. McCraw could spend 1½ years or more in prison.
McCraw was picked up by Medina County sheriff’s deputies April 1, according to court documents.
Deputy Brady England responded to a one-car crash in a ditch on Ridge Road in Sharon Township just before 6 p.m. He identified the vehicle as McCraw’s, but McCraw was not present.
“There were witnesses at the scene,” the documents read, “who told Mr. England that the driver of the car, a man, had left the car following the accident and was seen with a dog walking toward a nearby veterinary hospital.”