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Elyria councilman facing court date for drunken driving

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    Elyria Councilman Marcus Madison, D-5th Ward, faces a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Bay Village after being pulled over May 5.



ELYRIA – A November trial date is set in Rocky River Municipal Court where an Elyria City Council member is facing a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Bay Village.

Bay Village police arrested Councilman Marcus Madison, D-5th Ward, just before 2 a.m. Friday, May 5, according to a police report. Madison, 29, was on Lake Road at Kenmore Drive when police stopped him for a traffic offense.

Police administered field sobriety tests. Police subsequently arrested Madison for OVI. He did not complete a Breathalyzer test.

Madison confirmed his arrest Thursday.

“I was stopped. I received a ticket,” he said. “I’m contesting the ticket. My trial is scheduled in November.”

A records clerk with Bay Village police said dashboard video and audio of the arrest was not available while the case is pending and said a request can be made when the case is closed.

According to online records through Rocky River Court, Madison is officially charged with OVI, a first-degree misdemeanor, and speeding. Police confiscated his license during the arrest.

Madison has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A hearing date in the case is set for next month to address driving privileges.

Madison has driving privileges for work and an ignition device on his car. The hearing is a request to have the device removed.

An ignition interlock device or breath alcohol ignition interlock device is a Breathalyzer for an individual's vehicle. It requires the driver to blow into a mouthpiece on the device before starting the vehicle. The vehicle will not start if alcohol use is detected.

Contact Lisa Roberson at 329-7121 or Follow her on Twitter @LisaRoberson.

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