OSP charges Springfield man with 5th OVI offense

OSP charges Springfield man with 5th OVI offense

SPRINGFIELD — A 48-year-old Springfield man is charged with his fifth OVI offense.

Gordon C. Taylor was arrested Aug. 7 after he was pulled over for speeding on Urbana Road near Moorefield Road in Moorefield Twp. During the traffic stop, a trooper smelled alcohol and noticed that Taylor had slurred speech, according to a Wednesday night release from the Springfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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A breath test showed Taylor’s blood-alcohol concentration was .145 percent, according to the patrol. Ohio’s legal driving limit is 0.08 percent.

A records check showed that Taylor’s license was under an OVI-related driving suspension.

He had prior OVI convictions in 2017, 2006, 2002 and 1992, all in Clark County, the patrol stated.

Taylor, who pleaded not guilty, has a pretrial hearing set for Sept. 17 in Clark County Municipal Court.

The patrol will have increased patrols during the Labor Day weekend and are asking for the public’s help to remove impaired motorists from Ohio roadways. Report erratic drivers to 1-800-GRAB-DUI or #677.