The Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle injury accident on State Route 347 at the East Liberty Honda entrance Sunday night.
Curtis Wilgus of West Mansfield was heading east on 347 when he failed to stop at the traffic light located at the Honda East Liberty entrance.
A car driven by Lucas Majewski was exiting the plant when he struck Wilgus.
Wilgus’ truck came to rest several feet from impact and was partially off the road.
Medical personnel was on the scene and released Wilgus.
Majewski was transported to Union County Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
Multiple witnesses told deputies that the light was green for Honda plant employees to exit and that Wilgus was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Wilgus said his light was green and he didn’t know how fast he was going and then told deputies he was traveling the speed limit.
Deputies observed Wilgus was unsteady on his feet. His eyes were bloodshot and glassy.
Wilgus said he did not consume alcohol.
Deputies found two empty Twisted Tea cans in the area of Wilgus’ truck.
As deputies continued to ask Wilgus questions he said “I think we’re gonna have to get an attorney here real quick like.”
Wilgus called his attorney and refused to answer any more questions and refused field sobriety tests.
He was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail.
At the jail, he refused to give a urine sample and it was discovered his truck registration expired in June of 2021.
A deputy who remained at the scene then notified the jail he found three additional opened and empty cans of Twisted Tea inside Wilgus’ truck in the backseat area. The cans were identical to the ones found earlier in the ditch near the truck.
Curtis Wilgus was cited for OVI, OVI refusal, obedience to traffic control devices, and expired registration.
Additional charges are pending.