Created on Friday, 19 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Larry E. Powers, 39, of 7180 Hardin Drive, Russells Point, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving under suspension, driving without headlights and failure to control following an incident Thursday evening.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office received a report about 10:15 p.m. of a white hearse driving recklessly in the 5 Parks area of Indian Lake. The vehicle reportedly burned its tires and struck a mailbox on Hardin Drive.
The hearse was located about 11 p.m., and deputies observed that the driver showed signs of intoxication. He refused to take field sobriety tests.
Mr. Powers was transported to the Logan County Jail, where he tested a .241 blood alcohol content level.
The driver has four previous OVI arrests on his record, deputies said.