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Police Log: Spring begins with multiple DUI, drug cases

April 2, 2024

DUI

An adult male was stopped on Bitner Road after committing a traffic violation. After contact with the individual, deputies suspected impairment from the driver. The male was unable to take the field sobriety tests and was arrested for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Summit County jail. A preliminary breath test indicated a BAC of 0.212.

April 3, 2024

Possession of Marijuana

While conducting traffic enforcement on SR-224, the officer observed a vehicle changing lanes without signaling. A traffic stop was initiated, and upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from it. When questioned about the smell, the passenger admitted to the presence of marijuana in the vehicle. Subsequent to a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia. The passenger acknowledged ownership of both, resulting in the issuance of a citation before being released.

April 4, 2024

DUI

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle where the registered owner did not possess a valid Driver’s License. During the stop, the deputies detected the smell of alcohol emanating from the driver and proceeded to conduct field sobriety tests. Based on the results, the driver was arrested. At the jail, it was found that the driver had a BAC of .165 and was subsequently booked into jail for DUI.

April 5, 2024

DUI

Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing it fail to obey a traffic control device on North Highland Drive. Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies detected the odor of alcohol emanating from the passenger compartment and noticed multiple open containers of alcohol. The driver was then subjected to field sobriety testing, which they performed poorly. Subsequently, the vehicle was impounded for state tax reasons. The driver was arrested for DUI, and they were booked into the Summit County Jail without incident.

April 7, 2024

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Stolen Items

Deputies discovered a vehicle equipped with a manual electronic license plate cover traversing parking lots in the Kimball Junction. Upon conducting a vehicle search prompted by a K9 alert, narcotics, paraphernalia, burglary tools, and stolen items were uncovered. Two occupants were subsequently apprehended and lodged in the Summit County Jail. The vehicle was seized and placed under police custody.

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