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Lifetime Driver's License Suspension for 20th OVI

Warren County Court

After a Wilmington man gets out of jail, if he wants to go anyplace he's either going to have to walk or hitch a ride following his 20th DUI conviction.

Thursday a Warren County Court sentenced 56 year old George Tribune to the maximum of eight years in jail and gave him a lifetime driver's license suspension.

In July an Ohio State Patrol trooper stopped Tribune on I-71 North in Washington Township. He had an open alcohol can at his feet. At the Lebanon patrol post, Tribune provided a breath sample that tested .222 BAC. The legal limit in the State of Ohio is .08 BAC.

“I’m not sure how you still are a validly licensed driver after 19 OVI convictions, but I’m grateful that we were able to obtain a lifetime driver’s license suspension and get Tribune locked up and off the streets before he killed someone,” said Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell.

A news release says , in addition to imposing eight years in prison and a lifetime driver’s license suspension, the Court ordered Tribune to pay a fine of $1,350. After serving eight years in prison, Tribune may be monitored on post release control for a period up to three years.

Ann Thompson has decades of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting.