Wyatt A. Strickland, 49, of 6603 Township Road 166, West Liberty, was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and obstructing official business during a traffic incident Sunday that began when he was checked by deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office traveling 114 mph in a 55 mph zone.
A deputy reportedly observed his vehicle about 6:30 p.m. in the area of County Road 1 and the Piatt Castles, and reportedly tracked his northbound vehicle speeding up from 85 mph to 114 mph.
The deputy activated the cruiser’s lights and sirens and also contacted another unit to head toward county roads 1 and 5.
While approaching County Road 47, deputies said they observed an odor of burnt brakes, and then were able to locate Strickland’s vehicle parked in his driveway on T.R. 166. Deputies said the vehicle was still hot to the touch and the odor of burnt brakes was even stronger in the area.
Deputies located Strickland at the residence, and he admitted to driving the vehicle, stating that he was heading home from picking up a pizza in Urbana and he “didn’t want a ticket.”
He was placed under arrest and transported to the Logan County Jail. He also was cited for a speed of 114 mph in a 55 mph zone and reckless operation. After posting bond, deputies said Strickland asked to speak to them and expressed his apologies for his actions.
Driver transported from S.R. 274 crash
Cassidy N. Manns, 38, of Bellefontaine, was transported by Huntsville EMS to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of possible injuries sustained in a crash about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
Deputies report she was operating a westbound 2013 GMC Terrain on State Route 274 when her vehicle went off the left side of the road and struck an embankment for County Road 99. The vehicle landed in a yard at 6157 S.R. 274, where it continued to drive in the grass across the driveway before returning to S.R. 274.
According to the crash report, the driver was fatigued/began to fall asleep at the time of the crash.
Damage was moderate to the vehicle. The driver was cited for failure to control.
• Phylis M. Overfield, 82, of Bellefontaine, also was cited for failure to control related to a non-injury crash about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Deputies report she was operating an eastbound 2005 Ford Escape on U.S. Route 33 when she swerved to miss a deer and turned onto County Road 87. Her vehicle then went off the right side of the road and struck a road sign, a fire hydrant and a brick pillar before coming to a rest.
The driver was wearing her seat belt and damage was moderate to the vehicle.
• Zackary A. Bess, 29, of Harrod, was cited for failure to control related to a non-injury crash late Friday evening.
Deputies report he was operating a northbound 2000 Chevrolet Blazer on State Route 720 just before midnight when he drove off the right side of the road and traveled through a yard at 11746 S.R. 720, striking a tree. Damage was heavy to the sport utility vehicle, which was towed from the scene. The driver was wearing his seat belt.
• A failure to control citation also was issued to Brendan M. Duff, 20, of DeGraff, following a crash about 7:40 p.m. Friday.
Deputies report he was operating a northbound 2006 Honda Civic on County Road 18 on a curve just north of County Road 32 when he went left of center and and then off the left side of the road into the ditch, striking four mailboxes.
Damage was heavy to the car, which was towed from the scene. The driver was wearing his seat belt.