When Jason Blythe, 33, of Perrysville, showed up in Norwalk Municipal Court Oct. 1 for a hearing on a drunken driving charge, he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, according to a Norwalk police report.
Judge Weisenburger ordered him to submit to a breath test, and Blythe’s blood-alcohol content ultimately registered at 0.154 percent.
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The legal limit in Ohio for driving is 0.08 percent.
Weisenburger found Blythe in contempt of court and sentenced him to five days in jail, which he began serving immediately. He then appeared in court Tuesday on the original case, pleading guilty to a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence, according to court records.
Weisenburger sentenced him to 20 days in jail, fined him $1,000, ordered him to undergo six months of alcohol counseling, and placed him on probation for two years. Blythe also pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge, but he was found guilty and sentenced to an additional 30 days in jail.