Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have charged a South Vienna man with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence for the ninth time.

On April 7, 2020, at 9:34 p.m., a trooper found Randy Delong, 39 years old from South Vienna, stumbling into the roadway on the ramp from Interstate 70 onto Enon Road. The trooper found that Mr. Delong had sideswiped a semi -truck on the interstate and had a flat tire on his pickup truck. The trooper noticed that Mr. Delong’s speech was slurred, and he had a strong od or of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. The trooper quickly determined that Mr. Delong was highly intoxicated and subsequently arrested him for operating a vehicle impaired.

Mr. Delong has been convicted of operating a vehicle impaired seven previous times, which includes three felony convictions. An OVI arrest is enhanced to a felony after someone is convicted of 3 or more OVI offenses in the previous ten years or fi ve or more OVI convictions during the last 20 years.

Mr. Delong was convicted of a felony OVI in Clark County from an arrest in 2005, and then again in Montgomery and Lawrence counties from arrests in 2012 and 2015. Mr. Delong was sentenced to four years in prison from his 2015 third-degree felony OVI conviction but was given a judicial release on September 9, 2017. Mr. Delong also has a pending OVI charge in Clark County from an arrest in North Hampton on February 16, 2020.

Randy Delong is set to appear on his most current OVI arrest in the Clark County Municipal Court on April 10, 2020, at 11:00 am.