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Drunk driver transported following crash

FT. LORAMIE —A suspected drunk driver was treated at multiple hospitals for incapacitating injuries after he reportedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Hardin-Wapakoneta Road and State Route 47 east of Newport in rural Shelby County about 5:26 p.m. Friday.

Shelby County Sheriff's deputies report Bruce Borgerding, 44, of Lockington was northbound on Hardin-Wapakoneta Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the driver's side of a 2008 Buck Enclave, which was heading westbound on S.R. 47.

The driver of the Enclave, who has yet to be identified, refused treatment at the scene.

The suspect was transported by Fort Loramie EMS to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney, and later transfered by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

A caller originally reported a potential drunk driver traveling eastbound on S.R. 47. A responding deputy spotted the suspect's vehicle and made a U-turn in an effort to intercept it. It was then Mr. Borderding reportedly sped away and, a short time later, ran the stop sign.

The crash remains under investigation.

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