MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man was convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs after being pulled over by the Ohio State Highway Patrol in December 2017.

A Mount Vernon Municipal Court jury found William L. Legros, 45, Mount Vernon, of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or a drug of abuse and refusing a chemical test of his blood or breath and speeding after a day-long jury trial. The charges arose out of an incident that occurred on Dec. 15, 2017, when Trooper Jacob Dickerson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped Legros for speeding.

Assistant Director of Law Brittany Whitney tried the case to the jury. She presented testimony of Dickerson and Knox County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jesse Ramsier. The jury deliberated for about one hour before returning a guilty verdict.

On the OVI charges, Judge John C. Thatcher sentenced Legros to pay a $500 fine, serve 180 days in jail with 174 days suspended, placed him on two years of community control and suspended his operator’s license for one year.

Legros was represented by Attorney Joseph Kunkel of Luftman, Heck and Associates of Columbus.



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