The Washington Township Police Department responded to a report of a minor accident caused by Daniel Grodek, 30, of Lockland, Friday around 8:00 pm.
Upon meeting with Grodek, officers observed signs of impairment. Witnesses told police that Grodek had been drinking all day, and when they tried to prevent him from driving, he assaulted three of them.
Grodek refused field sobriety tests and was taken to the Logan County Jail, where he became uncooperative and was placed in a restraint chair.
Grodek was charged with OVI and improper backing. The witnesses chose not to pursue assault charges.
Saturday at around 3:00 am, the Bellefontaine Police Department initiated a traffic stop on East Spring Avenue after a vehicle made an improper turn and traveled twice over the yellow centerline.
The driver was identified as June Barnes, 57, of Marysville. Officers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage and saw that Barnes’ eyes were bloodshot and glossy.
After being asked repeatedly how much alcohol he had consumed, Barnes told the authorities he had “a couple drinks.” They included a few Tito’s, as well as two or three margaritas during dinner.
Barnes told the police that he understood why they might suspect him to be drunk. When asked why he said that, he stated, “Because I am.”
He eventually agreed to perform field sobriety tests but was somewhat argumentative and had difficulty following instructions.
He was transported to the police department and submitted a breath sample of 0.153. He was issued two citations for OVI, as well as charges for crossing marked lanes, making an improper turn, and disobeying a stop light. He was then released to a sober driver.
Saturday around 7:00 pm, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding an accident in the area of State Route 117 and State Route 293. Witnesses reported that a red Honda Passport made an improper turn and struck a stop sign before speeding away.
The car was later found at a nearby residence. The authorities identified the driver as Garold Baughman, 73, of Belle Center, and observed that his eyes were glassy and his speech slurred. A strong odor of alcohol also came from inside the vehicle.
Baughman admitted to drinking at the Amvets in Lakeview before driving home. He refused field sobriety tests and was unable to walk on his own while being placed into custody.
Baughman was transported to the Logan County Jail and arrested for OVI. His license was seized and turned over to the BMV.
Later that same night, around 9:00, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle driving south on County Road 130.
Deputies located the car on State Route 47 near Logansville, then conducted a traffic stop after observing the driver travel left of center and change rapidly in speed.
Officers noticed an open case of beer and two open cans inside the vehicle.
The driver, Jason Mills, 49, of Piqua, had glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, was slow to blink and speak, and smelled of intoxicants.
Mills told the authorities that he had had four drinks at the bar and three while in the car. He failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Logan County Jail, where he was charged with OVI.
Early Sunday morning, around 3:00, the Bellefontaine Police Department pulled over a vehicle for going 20 miles per hour over the speed limit and weaving over South Troy Road. The car nearly struck a guard rail on one occasion and a road sign on another.
The driver was identified as Christopher Stocks, 45, of Bellefontaine. Stocks’ eyes were bloodshot and glossy, and he struggled to form sentences. Officers also detected the odor of alcohol.
Stocks initially denied drinking alcohol but eventually told officers that he had consumed a Four Loco one hour prior. He was unsteady on his feet when asked to leave the vehicle.
Stocks refused to perform field sobriety tests. He was transported to the police department and charged with OVI, speeding, crossing marked lanes, weaving, and failure to control. He was then released to a sober driver.