Impaired Monroe Man Kills After Six "Second Chances"

This is the kind of story that makes you want to stay off the roads, build more prisons, and require mandatory severe sentencing for DWI offenders.

According to the online edition of the News & Observer, Monroe resident Kevin Ohagan fled a traffic stop just after midnight on Sunday (October 24, 2010) and minutes later slammed head-on into another car, killing 41-year-old Daniel Herring. A father of three, Mr. Herring was on his way home from a church event at Emmanuel Theological Seminary (where he had played Jesus in a pageant) when his vehicle was struck.

In stark behavioral contrast, the 29-year-old suspect has had a long history with the police. Ohagan has been arrested nearly 20 times as an adult, and he had  been previously convicted of DWI six times. That means six missed opportunities to have taken this threat off the road. But he has more than just driving problems. In the state of North Carolina, Ohagan has been convicted of many types of offenses, including larceny, breaking and entering, assault on a female, false imprisonment, and stalking. Currently, he awaiting trial for felony child abuse causing serious bodily injury.

According to the article:

Police said Ohagan faces charges of second-degree murder, driving while intoxicated, felony death by motor vehicle, driving left of the center line, speeding to elude arrest and driving with a revoked license.

So this guy was convicted of DWI six times before he again gets behind the wheel after drinking, and this time he killed a man. A good man. A man who will be mourned and missed by more than just his family…he will be mourned and missed by a whole community.

Please, this time, take Kevin Ohagan off the road for good.

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