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Community speaks out against man indicted for 20th OVI

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A man is facing his 20th charge of operating a vehicle under the influence after being stopped by police in Washington Township.  

George Tribune was indicted Monday for his latest arrest on July 21st where he was reported at twice the legal limit.

His license had been suspended for 10 years but got it back in 2014 after 5 years, according to officials. 

A local woman is speaking out after her life changed forever thanks to a guy like this one.

Deborah Floyd's husband Fred Carey would have celebrated his 53rd birthday August 16th.

She was only married for 4 months in February of 2014 when a habitual drunk driver named Todd Shaw killed her husband.

The dean of students and an English teacher at Cincinnati Country Day School Carey was riding his bike on Roundbottom Road in Union Township when Shaw hit and killed him and then took off.

Shaw had spent the 8 hours prior drinking at 2 different taverns.

Shaw was sentenced to prison and will never be able to drive again.

According to Floyd, when she hears about a man facing his 20th DUI charge after his license was given back to him last year she cringes.

"As each case came out in my own husband's case, first they said oh he had 3, then he had 7, then he had 9.  Every 5 years one would drop off and this is just a person who is going to drink and drive. There's no debating it," she said.

Prosecutors said Shaw had been charged 7 times for drunk driving before being sentenced for the incident that killed Carey. 

Former Hamilton County prosecutor and FOX19 NOW Legal Analyst Mike Allen said Tribune can get an extra 5 years lopped onto his sentence. 

"If you want to drink, don't drive. Drink all you want.  Drink every day. That's your life choice.  But you're ruining somebody else's life when you decide to drink and drive," said Floyd. 

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