Bellefontaine Football Coach Charged with OVI


Early Sunday morning, Bellefontaine Police stopped Aaron Peitsmeyer, 40 of Bellefontaine, on South Main Street.

They first saw him swerving and driving at a high rate of speed in the 1300 block of South Main Street.

He continued towards downtown and officers paced him traveling at 50-55 MPH in 25 and 35 MPH zones.

Officers then initiated a traffic stop and noticed Peitsmeyer showed several signs of impairment, including slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, as they spoke with him.

They also noted that he smelled of alcohol.

Officers asked Peitsmeyer if he had any alcoholic beverages that evening, and in his first response, he stated that he had not consumed any.

He later changed his story to only consuming two beers, and finally, he told officers that he had consumed four.

Peitsmeyer then was asked to step out of the vehicle and failed multiple field sobriety tests.

He was placed under arrest and transported to the Bellefontaine Police Department where he blew a BAC of .244, nearly three times the legal limit.

Peitsmeyer was informed of a license suspension and cited for two counts of OVI, speed, and driving in marked lanes.

He was released to a sober driver.