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41-year-old Autumn Swanson, former Lima neighborhood specialist, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of operating a vehicle impaired and reasonable control. She was booked into the Allen County Jail by the Sheriff’s Department and has since been released on bond. She is set to appear in court on Wednesday, February 24th.
Holiday celebrations are getting underway, but that's no excuse to not play it safe on the roadways. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will continue to focus on impaired driving this holiday season. They're increasing patrols and putting in overtime to remove drivers under the influence. Last year, 402 people died as a result of OVI related crashes. Also in 2018, between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, nearly 3,000 OVI citations were written. Troopers are reminding you to plan ahead, assign a designated driver, and make sure everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt.
A weekend checkpoint in Allen County results in arrests for both impaired driving and drugs.
The Allen County Sheriff's Office says they have placed one of their deputies into a non-road position after he was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. According to the sheriff's office, Deputy Evan Thomas was stopped in his personal vehicle by the Ohio State Highway Patrol this morning.
Ohio State Highway Patrol is committed to keeping impaired drivers off the road this holiday season.
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, but as you start getting into the festivities make sure that you are not getting behind the wheel.