After his most recent crash, Ellis was indicted on four crime accusations of worsened vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of being a repeat offender, police said on Wednesday.
It was the 13 th period he was charged with operating under the influence, dating back to 1985. A fourth OVI offense on Ohio nets federal offenders with 60 daylights to a year in jail — including three years to a permanent permission postponement, according to dui.drivinglaws.org.
“While investigating this lethal congestion gate-crash it was very clear to investigators that Mr. Ellis is one of the worst habitual reproduction offenders of drunkard driving we have seen, ” the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “He has no regard for human life.”
Police said he managed to tally up 36 past driving expulsions, one of which was still active at the time of the crash.
Bobbi Spencer, the daughter of Dawn Ellis, said Robert induced her mother and family a lot of pain.
“I’m so happy he’s behind rails so he cannot put anyone else’s family through what he’s put us through, ” Spencer told WCMH. “But it’s still never gonna give the sting away that he’s effected all of us.”
Neighbors likewise say that alcohol played a large role in Robert and Dawn Ellis’s relationship.
“They’d go to the bars, come home late at night, ” neighbor Steven McDonald told the outlet. “Jazz[ Robert] “couldve been” up on the foyer passed away and Dawn would be down on the sidewalk calling for help because they was both drunk.”
On Tuesday night, Ellis was arrested by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and was taken to Franklin County Jail.
When asked if his most recent arrest will change his behaviour, Gilbert said it would in jail — while adding, “I don’t know how much life he has left.”