Austintown man arrested for OVI twice in one night

By Jordyn Grzelewski


Township police not only made several impaired-driving arrests over the weekend, but dealt with two suspects accused of repeat offenses.

The first incident occurred Friday night, when John Pavlick Jr., 57, of Yolanda Place, was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a charge of operating a vehicle while impaired. Following his arrest about 10 p.m., Pavlick was then picked up about 11 p.m. by a township police officer who recognized him from the first incident.

He was again charged with OVI, and also was cited for driving with a suspended license (due to his first OVI arrest) and numerous other minor misdemeanor offenses, according to a police report and court records.

Questioned by the arresting officer about why he was driving again, he reportedly stated that he knew he shouldn’t be driving, but needed a pack of cigarettes.

On Sunday night, township police arrested a woman on a charge of OVI at the scene of an accident she is accused of causing.

Police later determined that Dawn Porter, 50, of Nottingham Avenue, had caused another crash before the accident to which police were dispatched. She reportedly struck a parked vehicle on Paisley Street, fled the scene, then caused an accident on South Raccoon Road, where police apprehended her.

She is charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, OVI with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.17 or higher (the state legal limit is 0.08, and Porter reportedly registered 0.22), and failure to stop after an accident, according to court records. She also was cited for failure to control and going the wrong way on a one-way street.

Also arrested on a charge of OVI over the weekend was Kevin Siroki, 46, of Boardman, who reportedly caused an accident at Interstate Boulevard and state Route 46 on Saturday. Siroki is the head basketball coach at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.

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