Clifford Faces Many Charges After Traffic Stop

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BY: Alli Harlan

Bellefontaine City Police were on patrol Friday night when they saw a Ford truck that went straight through the left turn-only lane and continued west.

Officers attempted to stop the truck when it continued straight into oncoming traffic.

The driver, later identified as William Clifford, 60 of Alger, drifted over the double yellow line many times before finally pulling over.

When officers spoke with Clifford, it was immediately clear that he was intoxicated.

They asked if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages, to which he stated just one, but later said two.

Clifford failed field sobriety tests, which led officers to place him under arrest.

He was transported to the Bellefontaine Police Department where he blew a BAC of 0.151, which is just under two times the legal limit.

Clifford was charged with OVI, driving in marked lanes, and no operator’s license.