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Man loses driver’s license for life

A Chesapeake man lost his driving privileges permanently during a sentencing hearing Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Billy Layman, 45, of 6595 County Road 15, previously pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of DUI. According to the indictment, Layman had also been previously convicted of felony DUI.

In addition to suspending the man’s license for life, retired Common Pleas Judge Richard Walton, filling in for Judge D. Scott Bowling, sentenced the man to three years in prison and a $1,350 fine.

James Morris, 39, of 6284 County Road 6, Ironton, was also sentenced for a fourth-degree count of DUI, to which he previously pleaded guilty.

Walton sentenced the man to 30 months in prison with the possibility of a judicial release to STAR after eight months.

Morris was also ordered to pay a $1,350 fine and his driver’s license was suspended for three years.

Margie Marcum, 33, of 2483 Deep Elk Road, of Inez, Kentucky, was arraigned on counts of fifth-degree aggravated possession of drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments, to which she pleaded guilty.

Walton set bond at $10,000 cash or surety and $20,000 own-recognizance. A pretrial was set for Dec. 31.