South Vienna man pleads not guilty after being charged with OVI for 5th time

A South Vienna man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in the Clark County Municipal Court to charges related to driving while impaired.

Charles Alfrey, 53, was charged with operating a vehicle impaired for the fifth time, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

As of Thursday morning, Alfrey was not listed as an inmate in the Clark County Jail.

Alfrey was pulled over around 1:10 a.m. on Dec. 20 near West Pleasant Street in Springfield by an OSHP trooper for a headlight violation and driving left of the center lane line.

“During the traffic stop, troopers determined Alfrey was under the influence of alcohol,” OSHP stated. “Troopers also found that Alfrey was under an OVI-related suspension and had multiple open containers of alcohol in the vehicle.”

The trooper also found Alfrey had an active warrant through the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and he was then placed under arrest, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

The trooper administered several standardized field sobriety tests, but once at the patrol post, Alfrey refused to complete the remainder of the tests, the affidavit stated. He was then given a court date and released to a friend.

Alfrey was charged with two counts of OVI, driving under OVI suspension and two lights (headlight violation), court records show.

Alfrey has also been convicted of four prior OVI convictions in Clark County, OSHP stated.

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