OVI physical control charge filed

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Timothy L. Roth, 36, of Piqua, was charged with having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs as a result of an incident early Wednesday morning.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office on patrol in the area of north County Road 32 and west State Route 47 observed a vehicle with its headlights and reverse back-up lights on in a driveway at 1784 W. S.R. 47. Deputies also had observed the same vehicle at that location approximately two hours prior.

The driver, Roth, told deputies that he was lost and did not live at that location. Deputies observed that he appeared to be disoriented and was unsteady on his feet when he stepped out of the vehicle. He told deputies he had not used any alcohol or drugs.

The defendant submitted to field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Logan County Jail, where he submitted to a chemical test, with test results pending.

Deputies recovered a hypodermic syringe from the vehicle, which was towed from the scene. Roth also was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of driving under suspension and was released to a sober driver.

Gas drive-off reported

Deputies responded Thursday evening to the West Mansfield Marathon gas station, 115 S. Main St., in reference to a theft of gasoline.

An employee said a man between 25 and 30 years old had attempted to pay $19.96 worth of gasoline with a credit card inside the store, but his card was declined. The employee said she told him he would need to pay cash for the gasoline, but he reportedly became angry and drove off in his vehicle. Deputies reviewed store video surveillance from the incident.

Driver cited after striking parked vehicle

Caroline R. McCullough, 59, of Piqua, was cited for failure to control after her cargo van struck a parked car along Hickory Lane near Lakeshore Drive Wednesday.

Deputies report she was operating the northbound van about 10:55 a.m. when it sideswiped a car owned by Daniel L. Miller of McDermott parked along 9012 Hickory Lane. Damage was moderate to the car and light to the van. McCullough was wearing her seat belt. https://www.examiner.org/ovi-physical-control-charge-filed/

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