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Mentor Man Arrested, Charged with 10th OVI

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ERIE COUNTY, Ohio — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers arrested a man on Tuesday evening who is now facing the possibility of his 10th conviction on the same offense.

Sgt. Larry Sprockett with the Painesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol tells Fox 8 News that Larry Turner, 49, of Mentor, was arrested and charged with OVI following a traffic stop for speeding.

Turner was traveling 38 mph in a 25 mph zone along Jackson Street around 1:27 a.m., said Sprockett.

When troopers pulled over Turner, a strong smell of alcohol was detected. Troopers attempted to get Turner to submit to a blood or breath alcohol test, to which he refused.

He was immediately arrested and charged with OVI. He was also booked on charges of speeding and driving without a license.

According to Sprockett, Turner has nine previous OVI convictions. He faces up to five years in prison if found guilty due to the OVI charge being classified as a third degree felony.

Court records show Turner currently remains in custody at the Erie County jail.