April 20, 2014

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Suspected drunken driver not charged after accident

WELLINGTON – The suspect who allegedly rammed a vehicle after a night of drinking was not charged for the incident, and Wellington police Chief Steve Rollins said it is unknown if he will be charged. Rollins said village Prosecutor Donald Zaleski would not approve aggravated vehicular assault charges because the alleged victims were not severely Read More…

Prosecutor originally denies request for Grafton mayor’s dashcam video

Flanigan

ELYRIA – Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will on Friday released dashboard camera video showing Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan stumbling several times during her Sept. 28 drunken driving arrest. (Watch the video here.) North Ridgeville Prosecutor Toni Morgan, who is handling the case, had originally denied a public records request from The Chronicle-Telegram for the video. Read More…

Dashcam video of Grafton police arresting mayor released (Warning: Graphic language)

Flanigan

GRAFTON — Mayor Megan Flanigan pleaded not guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to stop after an accident and failure to control. Flanigan is accused of hitting a fire hydrant with her Chevrolet sport utility vehicle at the intersection of Fox Run and Hunting Hollow near Flanigan’s home in the 1100 block of Fox Run. Read More…

Grafton Mayor charged with drunken driving ‘extremely embarrassed’

Flanigan

GRAFTON — Mayor Megan Flanigan at Tuesday’s Village Council meeting apologized for her Saturday drunken driving arrest. “I am without a doubt extremely embarrassed, and I’m deeply sorry,” said Flanigan, who faces drunken driving, failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident charges. Flanigan is accused of hitting a fire hydrant with her Read More…

Elyria man pleads guilty to fatal 2010 DUI crash

Mark Ralich

ELYRIA — The drunken driver who caused the car crash that claimed the life of Andrew “A.J.” Vincent in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. Mark Ralich, 23, could get up to 18 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year, said his attorney, Mike Camera. Read More…