MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A Troy man charged for his ninth OVI conviction will spend one year in prison.
55-year-old Thomas Perkins, Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to serve 12 months in prison for fourth-degree felony OVI and OVI refusal.
The felony was due to Perkins’s ninth alcohol-related offense, according to our friends at the Troy Daily News.
Perkins’s attorney said that he suffers from a variety of health issues and said he made a poor choice to drive under the influence.
The judge pointed out his multiple alcohol offenses beginning in 1995, noting that he had served eight terms of jail or prison due to his probation and parole violations.
Perkins was also ordered to pay $1,350 in fines and his license is suspended for the rest of his life.