The Bellefontaine Police Department observed a vehicle on West Sandusky Avenue traveling at a speed above the posted speed limit Saturday night around 11.
As officers were catching up to the vehicle, it increased its speed.
A traffic stop was initiated west of West Columbus Avenue. At that time, officers were pacing the vehicle at approximately 68 MPH in the 35 MPH zone. The vehicle continued traveling westbound passing Thermoid until it pulled into AGC’s parking lot.
The female, identified as Kaci Shobe, 27, stated she thought she was going 57 MPH and the officer advised her that she was going 68 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.
While speaking with Shobe, police observed signs of impairment. Her reactions appeared slow and her speech was slow and thick, as well as the lack of attention to her speed and no reaction to the police lights behind her. Police could also smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath.
When asked if she had anything to drink, she stated she had two beers earlier at 8:30 pm. She stated that two beers were a regular habit for her before work.
Shobe agreed to perform field sobriety tests and failed.
She was placed under arrest for OVI.
Shobe was transported to the Bellefontaine Police Department. She agreed to provide a breath test, which yielded a 0.219, just under three times the legal limit.
Shobe was charged with speed (68 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone), OVI, and OVI (breath equal or greater than .17).
She was released to a sober driver.