Tallmadge Man Found Guilty of 19th OVI

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A Summit County jury found a Tallmadge man guilty of his 19th OVI late Wednesday afternoon, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

George T. Greer, 48, was arrested on the charge on January 2, 2012 when a passerby spotted him passed out in the driver’s seat of a car that had just slammed into a pole.

The passerby called 911 and while on the phone with police woke Greer, then attempted to shut off the vehicle.

Greer wouldn’t allow the passerby to turn off the car and drove away. The individual followed Greer to a nearby church parking lot where police caught up with him.

Greer refused all field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer. He was placed under arrest. A forced blood draw showed Greer’s blood alcohol content to be .215.

The jury found Greer guilty of numerous charges including two counts of OVI, a felony of the third degree, with specifications for having five DUI’s in 20 years.

Greer faces up to 10 year in prison at sentencing on May 9, 2012.