Man arrested for drunken dozer driving

WAKEMAN A drunken bulldozer ride ended in jail for a Wakeman man. Officials say Rober
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

WAKEMAN

A drunken bulldozer ride ended in jail for a Wakeman man.

Officials say Robert Tite, 57, destroyed a neighbor's property Friday after plowing through the yard, taking down several trees and damaging the grass.

Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said deputies responded after receiving a call from the neighbors at 2814 Chenango Road.

"When deputies made contact with him, he stated he would not be taken into custody (and) he began running," Patrick said. "They asked him several times to stop, had to force him to the ground and took him into custody."

Tite was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, reckless operation, resisting arrest and criminal damaging. He was released from jail after posting an $18,000 bond, according to a Huron County jail spokesman.

Tite pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday in Norwalk Municipal Court.

The court scheduled a preliminary hearing for July 21.

Patrick said the man was arrested earlier this year for disorderly conduct by intoxication.