Drivers on drunk driving list PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 30 December 2013 10:59
Sixteen Wood County residents are listed on an enhanced state registry of those with at least five drunk driving convictions.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) launched the listing this week.
The registry, which lists those convicted at least five times of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and meet certain other criteria established by law, was created by automating what have formerly been a paper-driven process.
The registry is available online at It may be searched through a variety of criteria, including name, county, and ZIP code.
Several recent media reports had identified gaps in the registry, which was created in 2008. The upgrades reportedly improve the system and the results.
Instead of relying on local court jurisdictions to submit forms to add a habitual offender to the registry, the new system compiles the information automatically from already existing electronic records.
The Associated Press reports that the list now contains more than 5,300 names, where it had included about 400 prior to the updated registry. Previously, courts from only about half of Ohio's counties were included on the list.
Offenders from Wood County, who had at least five convictions in the last 20 years, include:
•    Kevin Bickel, 54, Bowling Green - Five convictions.
•    Ronald Cordell, 45, Northwood - Five convictions.
•    Randy Dean, 54, Risingsun - Five convictions.
•    Bryan Emans, 44, Bowling Green - Five convictions.
•    Walter Honaker, 34, Rudolph - Five convictions.
•    Donald Hook Jr., 45, Fostoria - Six convictions.
•    Daniel Loera, 38, Bowling Green - Seven convictions.
•    Leonel Lorenzo Reynoso, 42, Bowling Green - Five convictions.
•    Anthony Mantel, 51, Rudolph - Five convictions.
•    Jose Manzanarez, 38, Perrysburg - Five convictions.
•    Russell Nino, 42, Northwood - Five convictions.
•    Trevor Tyfair, 47, Bowling Green - Five convictions.
•    Lynda Wagner, 60, Walbridge - Five convictions.
•    James Weihl, 57, Bowling Green - Nine convictions.
•    Beth Wesley, 55, Rossford - Five convictions.
•    William Wilson, 38, Northwood - Five convictions.
The registry was originally created by state law, and defined those who would be listed. The criteria include:
•    Anyone with five or more convictions during the past 20 years (at least one of the convictions must be since the law took effect on September 30, 2008).
•    The registry does not include convictions more than 20 years old.
•    The registry does not include deceased people.
•    The registry does not include out-of-state convictions.
•    Juvenile offenses are included.
•    If a single incident results in multiple impaired driving-related convictions, it is counted as one conviction for purposes of this registry.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is to be out in full force this holiday season, removing dangerous and impaired drivers in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. Last year in Ohio, seven people died in OVI-related crashes between the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.

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