Brent M. Keene, 27, of Toledo, Ill., was charge Wednesday with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and cited for a turn signal violation.
He was stopped around 11:25 p.m. when an officer of the Bellefontaine Police Department on patrol observed him turn a northbound car left from Main Street onto Maple Avenue.
Field sobriety tests indicated he was too impaired to drive. His breathalyzer sample was 0.051 and he submitted a urine sample for chemical analysis.
The officer noted Keene was wanted in Illinois on a warrant for possession of cocaine. However, Bellefontaine is outside the pickup radius and Keene was not taken into custody on the warrant.
Driver leaves scene of crash
Officers are investigating a 2:15 p.m. crash Thursday on Main Street just south of Lake Avenue in which a motorist drove from the scene. Erin K. LeVan, 41, of West Liberty, told officers she was southbound in the curb lane when the driver of a maroon Jeep sport utility vehicle attempted to merge into her lane from the center lane.
The Jeep, possibly a Cherokee model, clipped the front of the LeVan SUV and continued south from the scene. Damage was light to the LeVan SUV.
Anyone with information about the crash can call the police department at (937)599-1010.
Jermaine E. Artis, 43, of 547 E. Columbus Ave., Apt. 4, was charged with for having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle after a 7:40 p.m. traffic stop Wednesday at Columbus Avenue and Hayes Street.
He was passenger in a car stopped for one working headlight. He was holding an open can of beer between his legs while seated in the front.
The driver was issued a warning about the headlight.
• Ryan J. Parmer, 27, of 717 Euclid St., was charged with possession of marijuana after an 8:45 p.m. traffic stop on Albert Street.
He was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle operated by Carl Sheilds, 47, also of 717 Euclid St., who was cited for driving under suspension, fictitious registration and no driver’s license.
When asked about contraband, Parmer admitted having marijuana and handed over two plastic bags and a small plastic container, all with marijuana.
A whiskey bottle bag containing hundreds of plastic baggies, a digital scale and brass knuckles also were seized from Parmer.