Adena Mayor Heads Back to Court for 4th OVI Offense

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The mayor of Adena was back in court Wednesday where officials said he is facing his fourth OVI offense. 

Mayor Jason Dudzik was in court Wednesday afternoon for his preliminary hearing where his attorney Costa Mastros asked for a continuance due to the fact that Dudzik now has two OVI cases pending in Jefferson County.

Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Bruzzese said this is his fourth offense OVI in six years.

“The fact that he is the Mayor of Adena does not effect this prosecution one way or another,” Bruzzese said. “He will be treated no better or no worse than a person who is charged with a fourth degree felony OVI.”

Dudzik’s attorney also waived his right to a preliminary hearing within 10 days and waived the right to a speedy trial in an effort to try to resolve this matter in the county court system. 

Dudzik will be back in court on April 8 at 3 p.m. for his preliminary hearing.

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