Drunk driver falls asleep at the wheel; gun recovered

A drunk driver was arrested after he was found asleep at the wheel in the middle of the road in Bellefontaine.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office was called out to Township Road 217, near Scott’s Equipment Rental, and located a vehicle in the westbound lane of TR 217, east of the railroad.

Deputies observed a male in the driver’s seat, who was later identified as Kameron Mathison, 22, of Lewistown. Mathison was slumped back in the seat with his head resting on the headrest and his face towards the roof of the car.

Authorities noticed Mathison had his foot on the brake pedal, but his vehicle was still in drive.

Deputies opened the passenger side door and placed the vehicle in park.

Mathison finally woke up after several attempts made by authorities.

Deputies asked him where he thought he was and he responded in Lakeview, then Russells Point, and then he stated he was home.

While speaking with Mathison, authorities noticed signs of impairment. They also observed eight unopened beer cans and two open containers in the vehicle.

Mathison refused field sobriety tests.

He was placed under arrest for suspicion of OVI.

During a search of his vehicle, deputies located a 9mm pistol directly beside the driver’s seat. The gun was found with the magazine loaded with ten rounds of ammunition and one round in the chamber.

Mathison was transported to the Logan County Jail where he refused a breath test.

He was charged with OVI and using weapons while intoxicated.

Mathison’s license was seized.

The report was sent to the Bellefontaine Municipal Prosecutor’s Office.

7 comments
  1. William Petty
    William Petty
    September 20, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Hang him before he kills some innocent family

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    • Mike
      Mike
      September 21, 2022 at 9:24 pm

      Your last name is very fitting.

      Reply
  2. Nevaeh Whaley
    Nevaeh Whaley
    September 21, 2022 at 8:32 am

    He should be in there for life because of everything that he did and he was my dads friend he’s a good person but this is the fist time he’s ever done this here in Ohio the last time he did this is when he lived with us down in Colorado and then we kicked him out because he was not in a good shape of mind and he has told my dad Ronald Eugene Whaley that he didn’t want me and my twin brother Dylan Michel Whaley here anymore because we would always tell on him for everything that he has done to us and my family and he was told by Philip Wallace that we lived here in bellefontaine and so he probably came because he wanted me and my brother gone. But I live in Sidney Ohio now at (ccf)

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    • Mike
      Mike
      September 21, 2022 at 9:22 pm

      You’re definitely mistaking this person for someone else. He’s never lived in Colorado.

      Reply
  3. Nevaeh Whaley
    Nevaeh Whaley
    September 22, 2022 at 8:10 am

    he’s lived with us before what do you know him?

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    • Mike
      Mike
      September 22, 2022 at 9:06 am

      Yes I know him no he never lived with you in Colorado.

      Reply
  4. Nevaeh Whaley
    Nevaeh Whaley
    September 26, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Ok then yeah I am mistaking him for someone else sorry this was for a different comment to a different crime sorry thanks for correcting me

    Reply

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