Created on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Justin Elden, 21, of 4000 Alpine Parkway, Lot G2, Zanesfield, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was cited for failure to control and driving with no operator’s license following a crash about 6 a.m. Saturday.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report he was operating an eastbound car on County Road 5 just south of County Road 29 when he drove off the right side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned in a waterway.
The driver was able to exit his vehicle, and was standing in a nearby field when deputies arrived. Tri-Valley squad personnel responded and checked Mr. Elden at the scene.
Deputies observed that the defendant smelled of alcohol, and he admitted to drinking that evening. Field sobriety tests were administered, and he was transported to the Logan County Jail, where he tested 0.082 blood alcohol content level.
Minor injuries reported in semi, car crash
Deputies responded to a report of a semi tractor-trailer and car crash about 4:50 p.m. Friday at state routes 47 and 235.
Terry Venrick, 60, of Greenville, reportedly was operating a westbound semi that was attempting to make a left turn onto S.R. 235. An eastbound car operated by Alieu Touray, 24, of Columbus, also proceeded into the intersection, and the vehicles struck head-on.
Both drivers were treated at the scene by members of the DeGraff EMS, and no one was transported. Damage was moderate to the semi and disabling to the car.
Mr. Touray was cited for a stop sign violation.
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