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TV sportscaster Kent Hormann faces DWI charges

Hormann

Longtime Fort Wayne TV sportscaster Kent Hormann has been charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated.

Hormann's blood-alcohol content tested at 0.13 percent, more than one and a half times the legal limit for driving in Indiana, after being stopped in Markle on Sunday evening, according to Huntington County court documents and his employer.

Court documents said he was also cited on a charge of driving left of center and of operating a motor vehicle with a fictitious registration number.

Bond was set at $7,000 and a pretrial conference has been scheduled for Nov. 5.

Indiana's NewsCenter said on its website that Hormann has been placed on a leave of absence.

He has been co-host with Dean Pantazi and Tommy Schoegler of the Friday night local sports program "The Score," which airs on WPTA 21-Alive.

A Fort Wayne native, Hormann began his broadcasting career in 1978 with WFFT-TV, Channel 55. He joined WKJG-TV in June 1981 and served as a videographer, sports anchor and sports director, according to his biography on the INC website.

This is the second time this year that a veteran local broadcaster has been accused of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Indiana NewsCenter morning co-anchor Mary Collins, arrested June 26, was removed from the show and replaced. The 2012 arrest was her second alleging drunken driving.

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