Traffic stops result in charges

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Nakia Bailey, 43, of Kenton, was charged Saturday with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Around 2:40 a.m., he was observed northbound on north Main Street near Reynolds Avenue and his vehicle traveled across the yellow line.

Upon speaking with the motorist, an officer of the Bellefontaine Police Department detected an odor of alcohol on his breath and noted the motorist’s slurred, slow speech and inability to understand the officers at times.

Field sobriety tests indicated he was impaired by alcohol. He refused to provide a breathalyzer sample.

The officer noted the motorist has four OVI convictions in 10 years and five within the past 20.

More charges are possible.

He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

• Tyler W. Clem, 21, and De’Sean A. Ward, 22, both at large, were charged Saturday after a 2:55 a.m. traffic stop.

Ward was arrested on a warrant for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of dangerous drugs. Clem was charged with possession of marijuana.

Both were passengers in a sport utility vehicle stopped for a stop sign violation. Clem voluntarily turned over a pipe with marijuana residue and a bag of marijuana.

A bag with marijuana and prescription bottle with Ward’s name and four pills matching the prescription were found inside the vehicle.

The bottle also had fifth prescription pill that did not match.

The driver was given a warning for the violation and was released.

Intoxicated man punches out window

Edward A. McCoy, 29, of 500 Gunntown Road, Apt. 84, was charged Friday with criminal damaging and public intoxication. Around 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the area of 100 block of west Columbus Avenue after the suspect punched and broke out a window at 137 W. Columbus Ave.

A Bellefontaine squad transported him to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of injuries to his right hand. He refused hospital treatment and walked off.

Officers later located him in the 1100 block of south Main and arrested him.

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