Two OVI arrests over the weekend in Bellefontaine


Bellefontaine Police received a call Friday night that an intoxicated person was driving on North Detroit Street.

Officers responded and pulled over a Dodge driven by Zane Robinson of Bellefontaine.

Police could immediately smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him.

Robinson’s eyes were also bloodshot and glossy.

He denied drinking, but later said he had one beer.

His speech was thick and slurred.

Robinson failed field sobriety tests.  He was arrested and refused to give a breath sample.

Police also discovered he was driving under suspension which was added to his OVI charge.


Bellefontaine Police responded to a single-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on South Main Street near MIG.

Colby Coy, of Bellefontaine, told officers he was driving his Acura when a blue tooth speaker fell to the floor. Coy was trying to pick up the speaker when he ran off the road and struck a curb, a speed limit sign, and a utility pole.

Police found a crushed can of Budweiser in the bushes near the accident.

Coy admitted the can belonged to him and said he only had two beers.

He consented to a vehicle search and told police they could find a small amount of marijuana.

A search of the Acura found marijuana and another empty beer can.

Coy refused field sobriety tests.

He was arrested and taken to the Bellefontaine Police Department.

He then gave a breath sample which resulted in a .069.

Coy was cited for OVI, failure to control, and open container and was released to a sober driver.

The vehicle sustained damage including the airbags being deployed.