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Speeding drunk driver arrested near Bellefontaine

A drunk driver was arrested following a traffic stop on State Route 47 near the Bellefontaine Regional Airport Sunday morning around 3:30.

The Bellefontaine Police Department stopped Andrew McKellop, 36, of Bellefontaine, for speeding.

An officer on patrol clocked McKellop driving 82 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone on West Sandusky Avenue near Troy Road.

The officer caught up to McKellop on 47 west of County Road 32.

Authorities noticed signs of impairment.

McKellop, who admitted to drinking, refused field sobriety tests.

His blood alcohol level was .177.

Police recovered a .22 caliber rifle in his trunk.

The ammunition was located in the glove box.

McKellop was charged with OVI, reckless operation, and speed.

He was released to a sober driver.

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