PDT Staff Report
IRONTON — Appearing in Ironton Municipal Court Thursday, Hanging Rock Mayor Christopher Davidson saw his DUI charge reduced to “physical control” due to a lack of evidence that Davidson was operating his vehicle at the time.
Davidson, 43, received a 10-day suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to the reduced charged.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Davidson was arrested early in the morning of Dec. 9 after State Troopers and officers from the Ironton Police Department checked a suspicious vehicle parked on Mimosa Lane in the Green Valley subdivision in Ironton.
Upon contact with Davidson, officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and his speech was slurred. Davidson was arrested and charged with an OVI.
At Thursday’s hearing, prosecutors said there was no evidence that Davidson was operating the vehicle at the time of the incident, resulting the the reduced charge.