Police file OVI charge in Friday crash

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Britni N. Postel, 27, of 700 Township Road 179, Apt. 5D, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and was cited for failure to control and no safety belt after a 12:55 a.m. crash Friday near her apartment complex.

Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report she was westbound on Township Road 55 and failed to negotiate a turn onto T.R. 179.

Her car then left the roadway, traveled through a ditch and hit a utility pole just outside the Whispering Pines apartment complex.

She sustained a laceration to the left side of her forehead.

Police report there was damage to the passenger side of the windshield of the vehicle indicating her head hit there in the crash.

A Bellefontaine squad transported her to Mary Rutan Hospital for further treatment.

Officers obtained a blood sample for testing after detecting an odor of alcohol while talking with the motorist.