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Defendant sentenced for OVI, fleeing police

Rose Ryan mug


A Bellefontaine man saw a potential one-year jail term suspended Monday before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor, and instead was sentenced to probation for two misdemeanors relating to a February high-speed chase.

Ryan Rose, 31, was sentenced to five years’ community control, a $500 fine, court costs and attorney fees for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and fleeing and eluding, both first-degree misdemeanors.

Calling the community control sanctions a, “zero tolerance situation,” the judge suspended one year in Logan County Jail, and ordered the defendant to undergo drug and/or alcohol counseling at least three times a week in conjunction with frequent reporting to his probation officer.

Feb. 24, the defendant was observed leaving a municipal parking lot at a high rate of speed and later running a red light. Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but he fled, traveling east on Chillicothe Avenue, running a red light at Madriver Street and stop signs at Park Street and the five-point intersection with Eastern Avenue and Ludlow Road.

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