Judge lectures driver; suspends license forever
HAMILTON - A Hamilton man's 19th drunken driving conviction earned him eight years in prison and a lecture about his 30-year record, which ranks him among Ohio's six worst drunken drivers.
Wolf faced up to 10 years in prison as a result of a hit-and-run crash in Fairfield Township last summer.
He's among four Ohio drivers with 19 drunken-driving convictions; two others are tied for the state record of 20 convictions.
Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper said Wolf's eight-year prison term is proof: "This guy is the example that shows everyone that drinking too much and getting in a car can land you in prison for eight years. That ought to be long enough to sober you up."
But Powers noted that Wolf at first denied driving during the Fairfield Township incident.