Mario Massillamany avoids additional jail time after 3rd OWI conviction

FISHERS, Ind. - The former chairman of the Hamilton County Young Republicans will avoid additional jail time despite his third conviction for drunken driving, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney has learned.

Mario Massillamany was sentenced Monday in Hamilton County after he was arrested last summer for driving drunk.

He was sentenced to 1,095 days, however 895 of those days are suspended and Massillamany gets credit for 20 days in the Hamilton County Jail.

Massillamany spent 10 days in the Hamilton County Jail following his July 2013 drunken driving arrest, according to Deputy Bryant Orem, spokesman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
As part of his sentence, Massillamany will have to spend 180 days on electronic monitoring with Hamilton County Community Corrections.

He was also placed on probation for 730 days and must attend a victim impact panel on drunk driving and complete a program with the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program or JLAP.

The July arrest was the third since 2000 for Massillamany, who resigned as spokesman of the Marion County Prosecutor's Office in 2010 after a drunken driving arrest.

In the July 2013 incident, Hamilton County sheriff's deputies said they pulled over Massillamany on East 96th Street about 7:30 a.m. because he was going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Massillamany pleaded guilty in 2010 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated, endangering a person.

He received a 60-day sentence in that case. Massillamany was also convicted of drunken driving in Marion County in 2000.

As part of the sentence handed down Monday, Massillamany also has his driver’s license suspended for a year and must undergo a substance abuse evaluation.

Court records show Massillamany will avoid the Class D felony on his permanent record after three years if he meets all the conditions of his probation.

If Massillamany meets all the conditions and makes a request within 60 days of completing probation, the July 2013 will appear on his record as a misdemeanor.

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