June 27, 2016

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Medina man receives 12th impaired driving charge

MEDINA — A city resident received his 12th impaired driving charge on Thanksgiv­ing Day after a concerned motorist called police to report a drunken driver.



Kelly Dorler, 45, of 530 Wadsworth Road, Apt. 312, was arrested at approximately 5:15 p.m. Thursday after he allegedly was observed weav­ing while driving a van on West Washington Street. The con­cerned resident called police and followed the driver until authorities arrived, police reported.

A Breathalyzer test indicated Dorler had a blood alcohol content of 0.174, according to police. Ohio’s legal limit is 0.08. It is Dorler’s third felonious OVI offense, police said. OVI charges can be misdemeanors or felonies under Ohio law.

“Drunk drivers are playing Russian roulette with our com­munity and their gun is pointed at innocent people,” Police Chief Pat Berarducci said in a statement. “They are a signifi­cant threat to our community. We will use every legal means at our disposal to take them off the street.”

Dorler was in the Medina County Jail on Monday on $100,000 bond, a jail spokesman said.

Contact Lisa Hlavinka at (330) 721-4048 or lhlavinka@medina-gazette.com.