Leaving the scene of accident leads to multiple charges for Bellefontaine woman

Bellefontaine Police arrested Sierra Newcomb on multiple charges early Sunday morning.

Police were dispatched to the area of West Columbus Avenue and Everett Street when a witness reported a vehicle struck a stop sign and left the scene.

Police found evidence of a car leaving the scene. They also discovered the vehicle struck a curb.

With a description of the vehicle from the witness, police located the car a short time later.

The driver, Sierra Newcomb, smelled of an alcoholic beverage and her eyes were bloodshot and glossy.

Newcomb denied drinking and said she was giving a friend a ride home after they had dinner.

The time was after 2:00 a.m. and officers asked where they went after dinner.

Newcomb seemed confused and wouldn’t answer the question.

She also denied getting into an accident.

Police noticed damage to the car’s front bumper and the driver’s side wheel cover was missing.

Officers recovered a plastic wheel cover at the scene of the accident.

Newcomb consented to field sobriety tests and failed.

She was taken to the Bellefontaine Police Department where she refused a breath test.

Officers discovered that Newcomb did not have a valid driver’s license.

She was charged with OVI, OVI refusal (not taking the breath test), driving under suspension, failure to reinstate, failure to control, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving onto a curb.

She was released to a sober driver.