Repeat drunk driver involved in fatal crash

NORTH CANTON, OH (WOIO) - A man previously convicted of six drunk driving offenses is back in hot water after fleeing the scene of another alcohol related crash.

The crash, which turned out to be fatal, happened back on July 2 around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Easton Street N.E. and Pinetree Avenue N.E. in Plain Township, Ohio.

Paul Newton, 48, slammed into Sondra Oldfield, 71, who was transporting a 6-year-old boy at the time of the crash. She was transported to Mercy Medical Center where she later died from injuries. The boy survived.

After the crash, Newton attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended. He too was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment.

Wednesday, July 11, Paul Newton waived his right to a preliminary trial in court.

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