Lycans falls asleep at the wheel, gets third OVI charge

A St. Paris man was cited with his third OVI charge after falling asleep in his vehicle in the middle of the road early Saturday morning.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office was called out to Carlisle Street, near Mill Street, in Quincy, regarding a truck on the road with an unresponsive driver near the railroad tracks.

Upon arrival, deputies observed the driver, Kevin Lycans, 26, to be sleeping. His vehicle was still in drive and held in place by his foot on the brake pedal. The vehicle’s doors were locked and all windows were up.

Authorities attempted to wake Lycans up multiple times with no response.

Deputies then forced their way into the vehicle for Lycans’ safety.

Authorities placed the vehicle in park and then physically shook Lycans, finally waking him up. He was disoriented and struggled to remove his seat belt.

Deputies aided Lycans to the ambulance as he was unable to walk on his own or remain balanced.

Medics immediately notified authorities they detected the odor of alcoholic beverages.

After exiting the ambulance, Lycans was asked if he had any alcoholic beverages and he advised that he had.

Lycans stated he was extremely tired and he did not know deputies spent several minutes attempting to wake him up.

He declined field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for suspicion of OVI.

Lycans was transported to the Logan County Jail where authorities found Lycans had two prior OVI convictions from 2017 and 2019.

He refused to submit to a breath or a urine test at the jail and was transported to Mary Rutan Hospital where blood was drawn to be tested for his blood alcohol content.

Lycans was transported back to the jail and lodged for OVI.