Man with Seven Prior Charges Arrested Again for Drunken Driving

Police observed him driving intoxicated near Heisley and Hendricks roads

Mentor Police arrested a man with a long rap sheet Tuesday for driving drunk near the intersection of Heisley and Hendricks roads.

Police arrested 44-year-old Thomas J. Wright at 8:46 p.m. after receiving a call from a resident, Lt. Tim Allen said. Officers observed his impaired driving for a short while before pulling him over.

"He was driving under an (Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated) suspension at the time we stopped him," Allen said.

Wright already had seven drunken driving charges on his record. Additionally, the Mentor resident has a pending drunken driving case in Eastlake.

Wright was also charged with driving under suspension and a marked lane violation. He was arraigned Wednesday in Mentor Muncipal Court and remains in jail on a bond worth 10 percent of $33,000. His next court date is Nov. 15.

Anne November 08, 2012 at 05:05 PM
thanks brandon. to make myself clearer, i was wondering what his last sentence was? apparently not much if he was already out to repeat the ovi so soon. no thanks to the w'by judge.
ichabod November 08, 2012 at 05:49 PM
everyone deserves a chance after they make mistakes April. You shouldn't be so quick to judge.
DL November 08, 2012 at 11:10 PM
All I have to say is James Cline. Pretty much a life sentence and 2 people dead and one handicapped for life. Lock this piece of human garbage away. Taking his license away won't stop him from driving.
ichabod November 09, 2012 at 01:08 AM
They should just cut off his feet so he can't use the pedals.
Sue Martin December 11, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Franis Grenon on his 7 dui also from Mentor...What's it going to take to lock these jerks up for a long period of time??? They will never stop until someone is hurt or dead...How can these judges sleep at night!!!!!!!!!!


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