Councilman cited for DUI

Published 10:57 am Friday, June 24, 2011

An Ironton City Councilman will serve three days in jail and 72 hours in DUI-related classes after he was convicted of driving under the influence.

Mike Lutz, 46, was cited early Sunday morning for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

According to the citation, the Ohio State Highway Patrol pulled over Lutz around 1 a.m. Sunday on Second Street just north of Center Street in Ironton.

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The officer administered a Breathalyzer test and Lutz’s blood alcohol content was .184, according to the citation. The legal BAC limit for Ohio drivers is .08.

He was also cited for driving left of center.

Lutz pleaded no contest to the charges Monday in Ironton Municipal Court. Judge O. Clark Collins sentenced Lutz to six days in jail, three of which are suspended, and 72 hours in DUI school.

The councilman was also ordered to pay a $500 fine, $95 in court costs and a $120 supervision fee. He will also serve one year of probation and his driver’s license will be suspended six months.

“I made a mistake and I’m going to pay the penalty, as I should,” Lutz said. “I’m sorry for any embarrassment that I may have caused anyone.”