Doering accused of fleeing officer
Christopher M. Doering, 38, Marion, is charged with fleeing an officer, a sixth drunken driving offense and operating after revocation.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, July 20, Clintonville Police Officer Matthew Wright was at the intersection of Seventh and Main streets when he heard an engine revving.
According to the criminal complaint, a vehicle turned onto Seventh Street with a loud exhaust, one headlight out and its tires squealing.
Wright followed the vehicle, reaching nearly 70 mph in an effort to catch up.
The officer activated his emergency lights, but the vehicle failed to stop. He even shined his spotlight into the car in an effort to attract the driver’s attention.
Wright followed the vehicle as it made multiple turns until it pulled into a driveway on McKinley Street.
The driver, identified as Doering, had no license. A preliminary breath test indicated he had a 0.19 blood-alcohol level.
Doering has five prior drunken driving convictions, including two on Dec. 19, 2007, from two separate arrests. His license ws revoked in 2007 and never reinstated, according to court records.