Driver charged for alcohol-related crash


William K. Bruce, 55, of 3161 Township Road 165, West Liberty, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, improper U-turn, driving left of center and driving without headlights following a crash about 9:10 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies report that Mr. Bruce was operating an eastbound car on Gunntown Road when he stopped at the intersection of County Road 1 and then made a wide right-hand turn, going left of center and striking a northbound sport utility vehicle.

The SUV was operated by Alberta J. Hartshorn, 54, of Kenton. She stopped at the scene, but Mr. Bruce continued southbound on County Road 1.

Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop with Mr. Bruce, and then he made a U-turn and went back to the scene of the crash.

No injuries were reported. Mr. Bruce was transported to the Logan County Jail, where he refused to take a blood alcohol content test.