Lima man arrested after traveling off the roadway and into a field


Deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of State Route 117 near State Route 273 in reference to a reckless driving complaint last Saturday morning around 9:40.

While authorities were en route, they were advised the vehicle, a red Chevrolet Impala, was all over the roadway and at varying speeds. They were advised the vehicle traveled off the roadway into a field before returning to the road. The vehicle later turned into the driveway of 12568 State Route 274 West where it proceeded to pull behind the residence near a barn.

When authorities arrived, they observed the lone occupant, later identified as Jovon Robinson, 21, in the driver’s seat.

He was asleep slumped over the center console. Deputies turned the vehicle off and removed the keys from the ignition. Robinson woke up and began speaking, but it was difficult to understand him. His eyes were bloodshot and glassy. When asked if he had consumed any alcohol or marijuana, he said no.

Authorities advised him the Sheriff’s Office had received complaints regarding his driving. The deputy advised that at one point, he traveled off the roadway and into a field, to which he remembered.

Robinson stated he wasn’t driving as there were no keys in the ignition. The deputy informed him he removed the keys from the vehicle. He stated he was coming from Lima on his way to Columbus. Authorities advised him he was traveling the wrong way to get to Columbus.

As Robinson exited the vehicle, he used the car to balance himself.

A registration check revealed a suspension under an Administrative License Suspension/refusal, among others. Robinson advised his GPS instructed him to drive behind a house and said he had no rest.

He agreed to perform field sobriety tests.

Other authorities were called to the scene. They detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage from him when he raised his voice.

While checking the damage to the exterior of the vehicle, a handgun was recovered in the rear storage pouch of the passenger seat. The weapon was found to be a Charter 2000 Undercover 38SPL Revolver and it had four empty shell casings in the cylinder of the weapon.

Robinson was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail.

He refused a breath test.

Robinson was advised that no charges would be filed pending lab results.