Drunk West Liberty man arrested Saturday night

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office received a call Saturday night about a vehicle sitting at the Piatt Castles.

Deputies and West Liberty Police responded to the area and located the suspect vehicle sitting in the pull-off at State Route 245 and County Road 1.

As authorities were walking up to the vehicle to make contact with the driver, they observed the whole passenger side was damaged; the headlight, bumper, and fender were damaged, as well as the side mirror, and both front and back door handles were missing.

Deputies also saw multiple cases of opened Twisted Tea and Natural Light cans open on the floor of the vehicle.

Authorities opened the driver’s side door and immediately detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage.

The driver, identified as Thomas Loffing, 22, of West Liberty, was asked what he was doing and he told deputies he had to urinate.

After multiple times being asked to exit the vehicle and refusing, Loffing was assisted out.

Deputies detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming off Loffing.

During a search, authorities found at least three open and empty cases of Twisted Tea in the backseat and the front seat of the vehicle.

Loffing was taken to the Logan County Jail where he consented to a breath test. His test resulted in a .200 BAC which is just over double the legal limit (.08).

He was asked again what happened and he stated he swerved to miss a raccoon and sideswiped a tree.

Loffing was charged with physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence and open container.

2 comments
  1. Briscoe Darling
    Briscoe Darling
    January 18, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Insurance Co is gonna love you partner

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  2. Tami Wenger
    Tami Wenger
    January 20, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Just to clarify, this location is Mac-O-Chee Castle not the Piatt Castles. They have not been called the Piatt Castles since Mac-O-Chee was sold in October of 2019. The other Castle, west of this one is known as Piatt Castle Mac-A-Cheek.

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