Bellefontaine man arrested for OVI


Officers from the Bellefontaine Police Department were dispatched to the 400 block of Kristina Drive for a report of an intoxicated male Friday night around 9:00.

The caller stated the male was drunk and walking around the apartment area doing concrete work. They heard someone banging on their neighbor’s door. He was yelling at the neighbor to move their car. The witness said the male got into a red Ford F150 and left at a high rate of speed.

At around 9:30 p.m., the witness called back and said the male returned and was operating a white work truck. They said he was yelling while working and his speech was slurred.

Police made contact with the male, identified as Steven McMillen, 40. He said he was working on the asphalt. Officers could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages coming from his breath. His speech was thick and slurred, along with other signs of impairment.

McMillen refused to perform field sobriety tests.

Officers observed an opened case of beer in the vehicle and a cooler on the passenger seat in plain view. He consented to a search of the car. Police found 11 cans of beer still inside the cooler. Six empty cans were found in the bed of the truck.

McMillen said he was working for himself. He stated he received complaints that there was damage to the concrete, so he walked over to block it off, however, he lives on Gunntown Road. When officers asked if he had been there in a red truck, he stated it belonged to his son, and claimed he was not driving it.

McMillen was advised his license was suspended and was not permitted to be driving.

He was arrested for OVI.

McMillen was charged with OVI, OVI-refusal, driving under non-compliance suspension, and failure to reinstate license.

He was transported to the Logan County Jail where he refused to provide a breath sample.

McMillen has four prior convictions for OVI in 2019, 2010, 2009, and 2000.