ELO Court

EAST LIVERPOOL — A motion hearing for a former city school district bus driver accused of on-duty drunk driving has been postponed until next month.

East Liverpool Municipal Court Judge Dominic Frank agreed to continue to hearing from Tuesday to 1 p.m. July 7 for Donald E. Goodwin, of Northside Avenue, who was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, reckless operation and child endangering earlier this year.

Goodwin, 62, was assigned to transport the Potters boys’ basketball team to a game in Carrollton when one of the coaches noted he was exhibiting strange behavior and possibly smelled of alcoholic beverage.

He later was pulled over at the Westgate complex and provided a .075 blood alcohol content sample, which is under the .08 legal limit for most drivers of passenger vehicles in the state but not commercial operators. The limit for bus drivers is .04, resulting in the OVI charge.

Goodwin is no longer employed with the district.

In addition, Goodwin’s administrative license suspension appeal was granted, according to online case docket.

In an unrelated case, a bond revocation hearing was set for 10 a.m. June 22 for Alexandra M. Crawford, of Westfield Road, who is charged with a domestic violence charge.

Also in court, Kenneth S. Page, Bradshaw Avenue, was fined $900 and sentenced to 60 days in jail (10 imposed) for OVI and failure to control. He also was ordered to perform 30 hours of community service.

Mason A. Taylor, Oakmont Avenue, was fined $275 on charges of driving under FRA suspension and a stop sign violation.

John M. Vogel, Midland, is set for a July 23 pretrial on a disorderly conduct charge.

Charles N. Gough, Ambrose Avenue, is set for a July 23 pretrial on charges of no operator’s license and failure to signal.


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