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CMSD supervisor pleads guilty to 6th DUI

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Kendall Fortson in court Kendall Fortson in court
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A regional security supervisor for Cleveland Schools pleaded guilty to his sixth DUI in court on Wednesday. 

On December 21, 2013, a Highland Hills police officer saw Kendall Fortson make a left hand turn from Richmond Road onto Harvard. One problem, he turned into the lane for oncoming traffic. Police say the car smelled of booze, and there was a cup inside containing more. Fortson failed field sobriety tests and blew 2.5 times the legal limit. A loaded gun was also found in the car.

On Wednesday morning, Fortson pleaded guilty to reduced charges for both the gun and DUI. He could face as little as 60 days.

19 Action News has learned that Fortson has been to prison before for drunk driving while employed by the district. He served only a small portion of his multi-year sentence, got out and was hired back even though he did not have a license. He still does not have a license.

Reporter Paul Orlousky asked the district if they planned to use this experience and check to see if district drivers have licenses or DUIs. The district replied they would not. 

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