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.