Caleb W. Elkins, 29, of Bellefontaine, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs related to a traffic stop about 10:15 p.m. Monday.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office on patrol in the area of County Road 11 near County Road 32 observed his westbound vehicle travel over the center line by more than half of his vehicle.
Deputies attempted to initiate the stop, but Elkins reportedly proceeded through the intersection and failed to yield to the overhead emergency lights. He continued driving and pulled into his driveway at 1836 C.R. 11.
Upon contact, deputies observed that Elkins was not wearing his seat belt. Deputies explained the reason for the stop and the driver advised he was trying to answer his cell phone while driving.
While speaking with Elkins, deputies detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from within the vehicle. His eyes reportedly were bloodshot and his speech was slurred.
The defendant failed field sobriety tests and stated her had consumed two beers that evening.
Upon arrival at the Logan County Jail, he refused the urine test. He also was cited for marked lanes, distracted driving and no seat belt, and was released to a sober family member.
No injuries reported in semi, car crash on S.R. 292
Larhyn R. Graham, 27, of Upper Sandusky, was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead relating to a non-injury crash Monday afternoon involving her car and a semi tractor-trailer.
Deputies report Graham was operating a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Impala on State Route 292 near Township Road 141 about 5:40 p.m. and struck the rear of a southbound semi operated by Eddie J. McClure, 51, of Bucyrus, that had slowed in traffic.
Damage was heavy to the car and light to the semi. The drivers were wearing their seat belts.