Driver charged with OVI after rollover crash

Bethany L. Alspaugh, 30, of 310 W. Miami St., DeGraff, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs following a rollover injury crash about 7:45 p.m. Monday. 

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Bethany L. Alspaugh, 30, of 310 W. Miami St., DeGraff, was injuried Monday evening in an alcohol-related rollover crash involving this sport utilty vehicle on State Route 47 near Logansville. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)


Deputies report she was operating a westbound sport utility vehicle on State Route 47 approaching Township Road 21 when she lost control of the vehicle and slid off the right side of the road into an embankment. Her SUV then overturned into a yard and caused heavy damage to the vehicle. 

When deputies arrived at the scene, Alspaugh was complaining of head and neck pain, and she admitted to consuming alcohol before driving. 

She was transported by Riverside EMS to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. 

At the hospital, deputies spoke with Alspaugh, who said she had been speeding at the time of the accident. Deputies are awaiting test results from the hospital relating to her blood alcohol content level. 

She also was cited for speed, expired registration and failure to control.