Drunk driver busted for 4th time


Jason Price of Bellefontaine received multiple charges Saturday night including OVI.

Police received a call that a man left A&E Campgrounds driving drunk.

A few minutes later, a Bellefontaine Police Officer witnessed the described vehicle pull around him at a stop sign and almost hit another vehicle.

The officer initiated a traffic stop.

Price’s eyes were bloodshot and glossy.  His lip was bloody.  He told police he fell down at Speedway and received stitches from the fall the night before.

The officer observed Bud Ice on his passenger seat and could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from inside the car.

When asked how much he had to drink, Price said four.  When asked specifically if he had four of the tall (24-ounce) Bud Ice, he stated yes.

Price was asked to perform field sobriety tests and he told police he didn’t need the trouble and that he was trying to get his life back together.

He was asked multiple times where he felt he was on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being passed out drunk.  Several of his answers had nothing to do with the question.  He finally answered 2.

Price was arrested and then asked police if they could “cut him a break”.

He was taken to the Bellefontaine Police Department where he refused a breath test.

Price was charged with OVI, OVI refusal with prior conviction, driving under suspension, marked lanes, stop sign, and no seat belt.

He has 3 prior OVI convictions.