Witnesses report drunken driver


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Debra J. Butler, 57, of 541 S. Madriver St., was charged Sunday with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

At 1 a.m., officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department responded to a report of a drunk driver exiting U.S. Route 33 onto to State Route 540.

The caller followed the car west on Sandusky Avenue and observed it nearly hit the Speedway building at 600 E. Sandusky Ave. The motorist continued southward into the city before traveling west on Spring Avenue and then north on Main Street before pulling into Rite Aid, 230 S. Main St., nearly striking a pedestrian.

The witness reported the motorist was swerving in the roadway, nearly struck a mailbox, drove into a residential yard and ran several stop signs before coming to a stop.

Butler exited the car and was visibly unsteady on her feet. She denied drinking alcohol.

Officers report detecting a strong odor of mouthwash while talking with her. She did not cooperate with officers and was taken into custody.

Officers found bottles of mouthwash in the car along with a half-gallon nearly empty bottle of vodka. Upon further questioning, she admitted to drinking the mouthwash.

She submitted a breathalyzer sample of 0.247. She reportedly became aggressive with the Logan County Jail staff and was placed in a restraint chair.

Two charged with domestic violence 

Brandon R. Home, 46, of 116 Evansville St., was arrested Sunday for domestic violence and using weapons while intoxicated, officers report.

Around 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a call from Terri Payton, of the same address, claiming Home had a firearm and was threatening to shoot her.

Home was talked out of the kitchen into the living room and talked with officers. He denied having a gun, but admitted drinking heavily that day.

He was taken into custody and lodged in jail.

• Rebecca Fuller, 26, of 804 Lost Creek Drive, was charged Saturday with domestic violence after she repeatedly slapped her 22-year-old sister, Rachel, during an argument around 11:50 a.m.

Rachel agreed to leave for her home and Rebecca was issued a summons.

Drunken woman arrested

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