OHIO (NBC NEWS) – An Ohio man with 36 driving suspensions and a dozen charges of operating under the influence has been indicted in the death of his wife in an October car crash.
Robert Lee Ellis, 53, of Columbus, Ohio, was indicted on four charges on Monday, including aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence, police announced Wednesday. It is the 13th time he has been charged with operating under the influence.
Authorities later determined that Robert Ellis had been driving with a blood alcohol level of .185, more than twice the legal limit. One of his driving suspensions was still active at the time of the crash.
Dawn Ellis’ daughter, Bobbi Spencer, told NBC Columbus affiliate WCMH that she had feared for her mother’s safety due to Robert Ellis’ alcohol use.
“I’m so happy he’s behind bars so he cannot put anyone else’s family through what he’s put us through,” Spencer said. “But it’s still never gonna take the pain away that he’s caused all of us.”