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Local sportscaster hit with DWI count

Hormann

A longtime Fort Wayne sportscaster was arrested over the weekend in Huntington County on suspicion of drunken driving, according to the Markle Police Department.

After receiving a report of an erratic driver, an officer pulled over Kent Hormann about 8:40 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 69. Hormann had been swerving and crossing the centerline, police said.

Hormann failed a series of field sobriety tests and a breath test showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.13 percent, police said. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.

Hormann, 58, of the 9000 block of Dunmore Lane, was arrested and booked into the Huntington County Jail. He posted a $700 bond Monday to be released.

He was charged with three misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was cited for driving left of center and for operating a vehicle with a fictitious registration number.

For an unknown reason, police said, the license plate on the vehicle Hormann was driving did not match the vehicle.

According to the website of Indiana’s NewsCenter, Hormann, a Fort Wayne native, joined WFFT Channel 55 in 1978. In 1981, he moved to WKJG NewsCenter 33, where he worked for 21 years, as a videographer, sports anchor and sports director.

For Indiana’s NewsCenter, Hormann is a substitute sports anchor and co-hosts “The Score,” a local sports program that airs Friday nights. On Thursday, the station’s website said he had been placed on a leave of absence.

aingersoll@jg.net

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