Bellefontaine man arrested for two counts of OVI, among reckless driving


A Bellefontaine man was arrested Sunday morning around 2:30 for two counts of OVI, driving in marked lanes, improper turns at intersections, and change of course for turn and stop signals.

The Bellefontaine Police Department reports Robert Stone, 26, was traveling on West Chillicothe Avenue near South Detroit Street. Officials saw him make a narrow left turn which caused him to travel in the opposite lane almost striking the police vehicle.

Stone then went back into the proper lane and crossed the double-yellow center-line before turning onto South Main Street.

He turned into Speedway and officials imitated a traffic stop.

Officers approached a woman named Kyli Stewart in the driver’s seat and Stone in the passenger seat. She said that they just switched drivers.

Stone stated that he went into Speedway to get cigarettes. While speaking with Stone, police could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on him and his eyes were bloodshot and glossy. Stewart said that she was the designated driver.

When asked how much Stone had to drink, he stated 4 or maybe 5 beers.

He agreed to perform field sobriety tests and failed.

He was placed under arrest for OVI and was transported to the police department.

He consented to a breath test that yielded a BAC of 0.169.

He was issued the above-listed citations and released to a sober driver.