Man charged with 9th OVI offense indicted in Clark County

A Bellefontaine man was indicted this week in connection to allegations he was driving under the influence — for the ninth time.

Craig Clark, 54, was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on two counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.

Clark was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Springfield Post in December after a traffic stop for speeding on Urbana Road in Clark County on Saturday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Clark’s driver’s license was suspended for being a “habitual alcoholic,” troopers said in a prepared statement.

Clark hasn’t been arraigned in Clark County Common Pleas Court, but he pleaded not guilty when he was charged with the allegations in Clark County Municipal Court.

A bond of $20,000 was set against him previously. He posted bail, according to jail records.

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