Motorist located, charged

BellefontainePolice Patch

Tariq F. Vining, 20, of Sidney, was charged Saturday with underage consumption of alcohol and cited for failure to control, reckless operation, no operator’s license and failure to stop after crash.

Around 3:30 a.m., he was northbound on Ludlow Road at a high rate speed and his car slammed into a parked pickup truck near Cooper Avenue. It continued across the road and hit four more parked cars, officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department report.

He got out of the car, retrieved a backpack and left the scene on foot.

He was found about an hour later and was arrested for underage consumption after he admitted to drinking alcohol. Officers noted they didn’t detect an order of alcohol while talking to the motorist.

Damage was heavy to severe to the suspect’s vehicle; a pickup registered to Joseph W. Cliffton of Bellefontaine; and to cars registered to Darrian K. Blake of Lakeview and Sarah J. Dodson of Bellefontaine. Cars registered to James A. Bottorff of Delaware and Justin A. Headley of West Liberty sustained light damage.

Two face OVI charges

Jacqueline L. Loy, 53, of 413 E. Sandusky Ave., was charged Friday with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs after she was found slumped over the wheel of vehicle around 11:55 p.m. at a gas pump at Speedway, 600 E. Sandusky Ave.

Officers arrived and opened the driver’s door to shut off the motor as the suspect would not respond to commands.

While talking with the drivers, officers did not detect an odor of alcohol. But she was confused, her eyes rolled far to the right and she nodded off several times.

A Bellefontaine squad was called to the scene but Loy would not cooperate with paramedics. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Logan County Jail to provide a urine sample.

• Julie A. Hoberty, 53, of 708 N. Main St., Rear, was charged Sunday with OVI and cited for driving under suspension.

Around 3:55 p.m., she was observed driving a sport utility vehicle in the 800 block of south Main Street and she was stopped in the 500 block. The officer detected an odor of alcohol while speaking with her.

She claimed to have consumed just one alcoholic drink, but she failed field sobriety tests. Officers noted her eyes were bloodshot, her speech was slurred and her motor skills were slow and methodical.

She provided a breath sample within the legal limits, so officers asked for a urine sample which she provided for testing.

It was her fourth OVI charge in 10 years, officers report.

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