Tyler J. Ash, 26, of Lima, was transported by BMRT EMS to Mary Rutan Hospital for treatment of possible injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash about 12:10 p.m. Sunday in Huntsville.
Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office report he was operating a northbound sport utility vehicle on Lima Street just north of Wilmont Terrace. The SUV struck the rear of a northbound pickup operated by Davis S. Gochenour, 36, of Skiatook, Okla., that had stopped in traffic.
The Gochenour pickup then struck the rear of a second northbound pickup operated by Trenten C. Case, 30, of Skiatook, Okla.
No other injuries were reported. Damage was heavy to the first two vehicles, which were towed from the scene. The second pickup sustained light damage. All of the occupants were wearing their seat belts.
Ash was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.
• Zachary S. Burton, 18, of Zanesfield, was cited for failure to control related to a noninjury crash at 9:05 p.m. Friday in Zanesfield.
Deputies report he was operating an eastbound car on Water Street near Walnut Street in the village when he drove off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole. The vehicle then re-entered the road and struck a concrete abutment at Water and Sandusky streets.
Damage was moderate to the car, which was towed from the scene. The driver was wearing his seat belt.
OVI arrest logged on U.S. 33
Isaac M. Jeffers, 25, of Mt. Victory, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs related to a Saturday evening traffic stop.
Deputies received a report of a reckless driver about 8 p.m. in the area of U.S. Route 33 and Lincoln Boulevard in Russells Point.
The caller advised that the jeep was driving all over the road, going left of center and crossing the fog line, and was speeding up and slowing down.
The caller said the jeep was continuing eastbound on U.S. 33, and deputies initiated a traffic stop near County Road 37.
Deputies observed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and that Jeffers was unsteady on his feet when he exited the vehicle. He told deputies he had not consumed any alcohol and would not submit to field sobriety tests.
He was transported to the Logan County Jail, where he reportedly fell asleep and began to snore while deputies were reading forms to him. Deputies noted that he also had two administrative license suspensions in 2016 and 2014. He also was cited for failure to yield the right of way to a public safety vehicle and received a marked lanes violation.
Woman lodged for criminal trespass
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