Crash leads to OVI charge

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Christopher Reed, 38, of West Liberty, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, possession of marijuana and was cited for failure to control following a one-vehicle crash about 3:30 a.m. today.

Troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report he was operating a westbound car on State Route 245 near Township Road 47 when he drove off the right side of the road and struck a ditch and a tree.

Damage was disabling to his vehicle. The driver reported injuries, but was not transported from the scene. He also reportedly was not wearing his seat belt.

Troopers continue their investigation of the crash, and are following up with a passenger who left the scene.