Police catch drunk driver asleep in Walmart parking lot

Bellefontaine Police received a call in reference to an intoxicated driver on the south end of town Tuesday afternoon just before 3:00.

Police went to the Walmart parking lot where they found John Sheeley asleep in his truck.  They also saw an open case of Bush Lite beer sitting next to him.

Officers had to bang on the window several times before Sheeley woke up.

Police told Sheeley they received a report that he was drinking while driving in the area.  He told police he had six beers out of the case.  He then later admitted he had been drinking non-stop since the previous evening.

Sheeley’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy.  His speech was slurred.  When he was asked to step out of the vehicle he appeared unsteady on his feet.

He refused a field sobriety test and he refused a breath test.

He was arrested and charged with OVI, OVI refusal, and driving under suspension.  Police also found out that Sheeley was wanted through the Bellefontaine Municipal Court on a bench warrant for violating the terms of his probation.

9 comments
  1. rick
    rick
    November 23, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    refuses field sobriety test but admits to drinking….do people not understand that you Never, EVER talk to police without an attorney? shees

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    • Tony Perry
      Tony Perry
      November 25, 2022 at 7:20 pm

      You always refuse the field sobriety test like any attorney will tell you. It gives them something to argue and you can only get an administrative suspension. If you take and fail the test they have all the proof they need and your attorney can only plea bargain at best.

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    • Nancy Rhodes
      Nancy Rhodes
      November 27, 2022 at 9:55 am

      ThanX Oprah! 🤡

      Reply
    • Jim
      Jim
      November 27, 2022 at 1:13 pm

      Don’t matter he was going to jail for his warrant anyway

      Reply
  2. Chris
    Chris
    November 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Not supposed to drink and drive either.

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    • Her
      Her
      November 24, 2022 at 10:09 am

      But is it drinking and driving if his vehicle was parked and him asleep just asking

      Reply
  3. that one guy
    that one guy
    November 23, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Pretty easy “catch” if he was asleep and drunk…

    Reply
  4. Jeff
    Jeff
    November 23, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Wow, can’t believe that he was out driving drunk and new he had no license and also a warrant for his arrest. Some people just don’t get it, it’s a shame that he didn’t care about other people on the road. I hope they burn him good!!!!!!

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  5. Tom
    Tom
    November 24, 2022 at 10:28 am

    Caleb will be on here whining about “no rehab facilities” again. LOL

    Reply

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