TowNews Posted October 18, 2020 Share Posted October 18, 2020 Tow truck driver avoids crash, turns in OVI suspect: North Olmsted Police Blotter NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – OVI: I-480 An officer at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 responded to a call of a reckless driver on I-480 westbound that exited at Great Northern Boulevard. The officer spotted the car pulling into the Great Northern Mall parking lot. Police approached the car and found two men standing outside of it. One of the men said he was a tow truck driver who called police on the suspect because the two had been driving on I-480 when the suspect, who had been driving only 45 mph, suddenly changed lanes and nearly collided with the tow truck. The truck driver said he slammed on his brakes to avoid a crash, and the suspect’s car continued straddling two lanes. The truck driver was concerned the car driver was either intoxicated or having a medical emergency. The truck driver followed the car into the mall parking lot, parked directly behind the suspect’s car, and grabbed the suspect by the wrist to prevent him from walking away. When police spoke with the car driver, officers smelled an alcoholic beverage. He admitted to having a few alcoholic drinks. His speech was slurred, his eyes were glassy, and he was swaying in place, according to a police report. Police charged the suspect with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving without a license, and having an open container in a motor vehicle. RESOURCE LINK Before it starts, we ask you keep the legal concerns regarding detaining the driver professional Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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