Michael F. Baumgartner, 63, of 118 S. Troy St., was charged Tuesday with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs during a 7:15 p.m. traffic stop.
He also was issued traffic citations for operating a vehicle under OVI suspension; improper turn signal use; no operator’s license; failure to comply; and running a stop sign.
Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department received a tip Baumgartner was operating a pickup truck and most likely intoxicated. He was spotted as officers patrolled the area around his residence.
As he passed one cruiser, the officer recognized him from prior license suspension stops and activated the cruiser’s sirens and lights.
Baumgartner ignored the signals and sped off. He drove around the neighborhood failing to use his turn signals. He finally stopped at his residence.
Upon contact, officers detected an odor of alcohol and noted his eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred.
Field sobriety tests indicated he was under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested.
He refused to provide a breathalyzer sample.
He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
Drunk man ends up in jail
Brian E. Carpenter, 40, of Marysville, was charged Wednesday with persistent disorderly conduct.
Officers were first called to 700 Township Road 179, Apt. 1A, at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday and Carpenter, who was intoxicated, promised he would not cause more problems for his brother and sister-in-law.
Less than five hours later, officers were back at the scene after Carpenter allegedly threatened his brother’s mother-in-law.
He was arrested and lodged in jail.