Jose Eulalio Marquez Paguay pleaded no contest and was convicted Thursday in Warren County Common Pleas Court to aggravated vehicular assault and a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle under the influence. As part of the plea deal, an additional aggravated vehicular assault charge, two vehicular assault charges and a second OVI charge were dismissed, according to court records.
Marquez Paguay was driving a light blue 2006 Chrysler Town & Country minivan around 7 a.m. July 15 east on state Route 73 near Clarksville Road in Wayne Twp. when he went left of center and crashed head-on into a red 2017 Chevrolet Equinox sport-utility vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The impact caused the small SUV to go off the north side of the road and into a tree, according to a crash report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lebanon Post.