COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) -- A Columbus man faces several charges, including his 13th OVI after a deadly crash in October.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Robert Ellis, 51, was driving on Alkire Road west of Johnson Road in Prairie Township on October 16 just before 5 p.m. when he went off the side of the road and struck a utility pole.
His wife, Dawn Ellis, was a passenger in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.185 precent, which is more than double the legal limit.
Earlier this week Robert Ellis was indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide charges, operating a vehicle under the influence and operating a vehicle under the influence of being a repeat offender.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says Ellis has had a total of 36 past driving suspensions. He is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail.