Columbus man cited with OVI

A Columbus man was cited with OVI after a traffic stop early Sunday morning just before 2:30.

Bellefontaine Police observed a vehicle traveling on East Sandusky Avenue at a high rate of speed, as well as driving down the middle of the road.

Officers immediately activated their lights traveling up to 57 MPH to catch up.

The driver stopped at the Sandusky Avenue and Hayes Street intersection, activated its right turn signal, and then proceeded straight through, passing both entrances to Speedway, and stopping just east of the gas station.

Officers asked the driver, identified as Zachary Yerington, if he knew why he was being stopped. Yerington seemed confused and stated he did not.

While speaking with him, authorities noticed the outside corner of his left eye was red. Yerington was asked if he had anything to drink.

He stated that he had two drinks a while ago.

Yerington consented to field sobriety tests and failed.

At the police station, Yerington consented to a breath test which resulted in a .119, which is just over the legal limit of .08.

He was cited with two counts of OVI and released to a sober driver.