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Chesterfield Township Man Arraigned on Drunken Driving Charges

The following arrest information was supplied by the Chesterfield Township Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Chesterfield Township man faces drunken driving charges after he was involved in an accident on Saturday, May 19, according to a press release from the .

Ronald Gordon Ritchie, 32, was arraigned via video on charges of operating while intoxicated (third offense) and driving with a suspended license (second offense) on Monday at .

If convicted, the OWI is punishable by one to five years in prison. The driving with a suspended license is a one-year misdemeanor.

Ritchie was involved in an accident at Cotton Road and Jefferson Avenue in Chesterfield Township on May 19, according to police.

No one was injured in the accident.

Ritchie and his 27-year-old girlfriend originally told police he was a passenger in the car, but after gathering conflicting accounts from witnesses, police determined he was the driver.

Chesterfield police said that Ritchie smelled of “intoxicants,” and they administered sobriety tests, including a Breathalyzer that determined he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.12.

Police also determined that Ritchie was driving with a suspended license and had six prior convictions for alcohol-related driving offenses.

For questions on the police blotter, email john.hetzler@patch.com.

notsaying May 24, 2012 at 04:30 PM
you have no right to post this there stuff going on all over the world that are twenty times worse then this. people getting murderd, rapped,kidnapped
Lilly May 27, 2012 at 06:28 PM
AND THIS isn't bad !!! 3 DRUNK DRIVINGS !! THROW that piece of s..t in JAIL SO HE DON'T KILL NO ONE...GARBAGE don't care that he could crash into some innocent person !!! YES they have a right to print this. You must be a drinker with DRUNK DRIVINGS YOURSELF...JAILfor him SO maybe he will SOBBER UP.
Lilly August 15, 2012 at 05:15 AM
NO WAIT this pig has 6 DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS and this notsaying IDIOT
Lilly August 15, 2012 at 05:19 AM
I drive those roads daily ! This pig has 6 prior DRUNK DRIVING arrests and you say not to print THIS !! I hope he goes to jail for YEARS..maybe we'll be safe from this garbage.

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