Saturday, May 24, 2008


Grafton Township – With a car loaded with children, none wearing a seatbelt, 67-year-old Donald McCurry of Grafton felt it was a good idea to get behind the wheel of the Crown Vic and drive – intoxicated.

Trooper Shawn Kline of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that McCurry was traveling eastbound on Route 57 in Grafton Township when his car went off the right side of the road, just east of Mennell Road. “He (McCurry) says that someone ran him off the road, I just don’t see any evidence of that yet.” Trooper Kline said that McCurry had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and beer cans were found inside of the vehicle.

Along with McCurry there were four small children in the back seat and an adult passenger in the front seat. Troopers say that none of the occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Trooper Kline said that the passenger and two of the children were transported to the hospital by Firefighters.

Grafton Township Firefighters received assistance with treating and transporting the victims from Grafton Village Firefighters.

Despite several attempts from State Troopers and Firefighters, a clearly injured McCurry refused any treatment or transport at the scene. McCurry was then arrested for OVI by Troopers and taken to the Patrol Post.

A quick check of court records show that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested McCurry in Eaton Township in April of 2001 for DWI, Reckless Operation and Disorderly Conduct. The DWI was later amended to Reckless Operation.

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Anonymous James said...

that dude looks strung out on so mething more than a few beer cans :) lol... sadly the kids were not buckled up or anything both adults should be charge with child endangerment.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

all I can say is this guy needs to have his license taken away. he put childrens lives in danger not to mention others who were driving that night. he needs to be taken off the roads

1:05 AM  
Anonymous karl said...

I agree with both the child endangering charge and taking the license away, however I (sadly) think neither one is going to stop this guy from a repeat. Yanking his license only means he's going to be driving drunk without a license. Better would be a little jail time and a forced intervention program (one of the three day weekend ones perhaps). It may work and it may not, but at least it's a try.

10:03 AM  

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