Milford Man With Three Prior OWI Convictions Arrested For Driving Under The Influence
By Liz Shepherd
SYRACUSE — A Milford man with three prior operating while intoxicated convictions is facing multiple charges after deputies discovered him driving under the influence.
Dylan Forest Hanna, 31, 10515 N. Grove Road, Milford, is charged with battery to a public safety officer and resisting law enforcement, both level 6 felonies; resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor; operating a vehicle while intoxicated and violation of specialized driving privileges, both class C misdemeanors; and a habitual vehicular substance offender enhancement.
On April 26, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling in Syracuse when he saw a vehicle without illuminated taillights cross the road’s center and fog lines several times. The deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, and its driver pulled over to the right side of the roadway as if to stop, but then accelerated.
According to court documents, when the vehicle stopped, its driver was noncompliant with the deputy’s verbal commands. The driver was later identified as Hanna. Multiple deputies responded to the scene and Hanna shoved one of the deputies with his left hand and forearm.
Deputies utilized several techniques to take Hanna into custody, during which Hanna was resistant. The deputies also noticed Hanna exhibiting signs of intoxication.
While being taken to a local hospital per his request, Hanna allegedly yelled profanities and was belligerent. Results of a certified chemical test are pending.
Hanna was granted specialized driving privileges in Kosciusko Superior Court Two on Feb. 28, 2022, with an expiration date of April 28, 2024. With his driving status, Hanna can only operate a vehicle equipped with a fully functional ignition interlock device. Hanna’s vehicle was not equipped with an interlock device.
Hanna has prior convictions for operating a vehicle with a specified amount of alcohol 0.08% or greater, operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction within five years, and operating while intoxicated resulting in serious bodily injury.
Hanna has already been arrested and released on bond. He has an initial hearing at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Kosciusko Superior Court Three.