Driver guilty in 2007 fatal crash now charged with OVI
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —
A driver convicted in a 2007 deadly hit-and-run crash has been arrested for OVI and additional charges following a weekend traffic stop.
The most serious charge Spencer W. Andews, 34, faced Monday morning in Franklin County Municipal Court was a felony count of driving under a lifetime suspension.
Court records showed a state trooper arrested Andrews shortly before 1:30 am Sunday after stopping him for a traffic violation near Dublin Road and Hayden Run. Additional details about the stop weren't immediately available.
A judge took Andrews' license away and sentenced him to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2007 crash that killed 19-year-old Michael Sonney.
Sonney was struck while riding a bicycle early in the morning along Snouffer Road.
Police said the driver in that crash left the scene, and officers followed a trail of radiator fluid to Andrews' pick-up truck.
Charges of OMVI and hit-skip were dropped in that case.
Defense attorney William Ireland today told a Judge Eileen Paley Andrews' conviction allowed for driving privileges to be restored, which was indicated in the court record for the 2007 case.
Paley requested additional evidence, and said those details would be worked out through the court system. She set bond at $10,000
Court records show Andrews was found guilty of OVI in 2014.
Ireland told ABC 6 / FOX 28, he and his client planned to fight the new charges.