Charla L. Blair, 42, of 208 E. Buckeye St., Belle Center, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and resisting arrest during an incident early Monday morning.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office on patrol in the 3000 block of west State Route 273 about 1:20 a.m. observed her vehicle fail to dim her high-beam headlights as she passed the cruiser.
Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop, but said Blair initially failed to comply with the audible and visual signals from the cruiser’s overhead lights and siren. Near the area of 4883 S.R. 273, the vehicle slowed and went into the ditch and came to a rest.
While speaking with Blair, deputies said she would not comply with multiple requests to provide her driver’s license information and to step out of the vehicle.
She refused to submit to field sobriety tests and when placed under arrest, she would not comply with deputies’ order and had to be assisted into the cruiser. Upon inspection of her vehicle, deputies found an open can of beer.
The defendant was transported to the Bellefontaine Police Department for a breath test, and she was unable to provide a steady stream of air to complete the test. She was lodged in the Logan County Jail and also was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and was cited for failure to dim.
• Todd C. Moorman, 54, of Celina, was charged with OVI related to an incident about 7 p.m. Saturday.
Officers of the Washington Township Police Department were dispatched to the area of west State Route 274 for a hot road complaint, and initially were unable to locate the vehicle. However, about 10 minutes later, deputies responded to a complaint regarding the same vehicle in the area of S.R. 274 near U.S. 33, and the driver reportedly had exited the vehicle.
A Washington Township officer was able to detain the driver, Moorman, until deputies arrived at the scene.
Moorman told deputies he had gotten lost and was attempting to turn around when he got his vehicle stuck in a snow bank at that location. Deputies said he displayed signs of impairment, and he told deputies he had consumed one beer earlier that evening. Inside his vehicle, deputies located two empty alcohol containers.
The defendant submitted to field sobriety tests and was transported to the jail, where he submitted to a urine test, with results pending. Deputies said Moorman also was cited for driving under a non-compliance suspension and has six other OVI convictions from 1997 to 2019, including two within the past 10 years.
• Kathy D. Reed, 64, of 225 N. Koke St., DeGraff, was charged with OVI related to a Saturday evening incident.
Deputies responded about 10:25 p.m. on a report of a possible impaired driver whose vehicle got stuck in a snow bank in the area of State Route 235 and County Road 255.
Deputies said the vehicle was gone upon their arrival, but they initiated a traffic stop at C.R. 255 and S.R. 235 after the driver failed to use a turn signal to complete the turn at the intersection. Reed was a passenger in the vehicle and she admitted that her vehicle had gotten stuck and others had assisted her.
The driver said Reed’s vehicle had been removed and was now in the parking lot of The Pines.
Reed told deputies she had consumed two alcoholic beverages and she consented to field sobriety testing. She was transported to the jail, where she submitted to a urine test, with results pending. She also was cited for failure to control.
Vehicle travels over guardrail during icy conditions
Morgan K. Westerman, 28, of Cable, reported possible injuries after her vehicle went over a guardrail and down an embankment during icy conditions Thursday evening on U.S. Route 33.
Deputies report she was operating an eastbound 2004 Chevrolet Venture about 8:55 p.m. near County Road 10 when her vehicle struck the rear of an eastbound Chrysler 200 operated by Angel Camacho, 58, of Bellefontaine.
The Westerman vehicle then went off the right side of the road and over the guardrail and down an embankment, where it came to a rest. The Camacho vehicle came to rest on the left shoulder of the roadway.
Camacho and his two passengers did not report any injuries. Damage was heavy to both vehicles, which were towed from the scene. Westerman was cited for unsafe vehicle.
Man revived after suspected overdose
Deputies and Bellefontaine EMS responded about 1:30 a.m. Saturday to 1605 N. Township Road 31, Bellefontaine, on a report of a man who had overdosed.
Upon arrival, deputies were informed by EMS personnel said the individual, Ryan T. Harrigan, 37, had regained consciousness and had agreed to go by squad to Mary Rutan Hospital.
A female resident told deputies that she had noticed Harrigan’s lips turning blue and said he became unresponsive. She then called 911 and was able to administer two doses of Narcan to him, and then he regained consciousness, she said.
At the hospital, Harrigan told deputies that he had snorted fentanyl. He is on probation in Champaign County and his probation officer requested a probation violation charge for him.
After release from the hospital, Harrigan was transported to the jail and was charged with possession of drugs.