OSHP releases Nov. OVI arrests


Staff Report



GALLIPOLIS — The Ohio Highway State Patrol has released its latest round of OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) arrests from fall for Gallia County.

On Oct. 23, Joshua Hayes, 24, of Gallipolis, was allegedly stopped for an equipment violation in the area of State Route 160 and Kemper Hollow Road. Hayes was subsequently arrested for OVI. Hayes submitted to a urine test and those results are currently still pending.

On Oct. 25, Richard Charles McCants III, 45, of Tampa, Fla., was allegedly stopped on U.S. 35 while operating a commercial tractor-trailer after failing to move over for a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights. A trooper was stopped with an individual who had been involved in a crash. They were both standing near the white edge line on the right berm of U.S. 35 when McCants failed to move over even after the trooper attempted to signal him over with his flashlight. The trooper entered his vehicle and pursued McCants. At the time, McCants was then observed to make a lane change without signaling. He was stopped for both violations and then arrested for OVI. McCants submitted a urine test and those tests are still pending. McCants passenger, Diamante Roberts was also charged with the possession of marijuana.

On Oct. 27, Forrest Stanley Gregory, 54, of Gallipolis, was allegedly investigated for crashing a motor vehicle on State Route 141 in Walnut Township. Gregory was found to be impaired and arrested for OVI. Gregory has four prior OVI convictions. Gregory refused to submit to a urine test and has been placed under an administrative license suspension. Gregory’s driver’s license was already suspended at the time of the crash. He has been charged with OVI, driving under suspension, failure to control and failure to display license plates.

On Oct. 29, David R. Simmers, 37, of Gallipolis, was allegedly investigated for crashing a motor vehicle on Georges Creek Road in Addison Township. Simmers was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Simmers submitted to a urine test. Those test results are back and show that he had a blood alcohol content of .210 by urine. Simmers had been placed under an administrative license suspension. Simmers has two prior OVI convictions.

On Oct. 31, Kathryn A. Sunderman, 57, of Tucson, Ariz., was allegedly investigated for crashing a motor vehicle on Pleasant Hill Church Road in Green Township. Sunderman was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. She refused to submit to a test and her Ohio driving privileges have therefore been suspended.

The same day, Cody Wayne Robinson, 18, of Middleport, was allegedly investigated for crashing a motor vehicle on State Route 325 in Perry Township. Robinson was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Robinson submitted to a breath test and was shown to have a blood alcohol content of .148. Robinson has been placed under an administrative license suspension.

On Nov. 1, Daryin Gregory Lewis, 20, of Rio Grande, was allegedly investigated for crashing a motor vehicle on County Road 83 in Huntington Township. Lewis was found to be impaired and arrested for OVI. He submitted to a breath test and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .086. Lewis was placed under an administrative license suspension.

On Nov. 4, David W. Deem, 40, of Gallipolis, was allegedly stopped for a traffic violation on State Route 7 in Addison Township. Deem was found to be impaired and arrested for OVI. Deem submitted to a urine test and those results are pending. Deem was also charged with possession of a schedule III drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanor charges.

On Nov. 5, Caleb J. Supple, 19, of Gallipolis, was allegedly stopped for an equipment violation on State Route 218 in Clay Township. He was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Supple submitted to a urine test and those test results are pending.

On Nov. 6, Jason L. Sims, 33, of Gallipolis, was stopped for a traffic violation on State Route 7 in Addison Township. Sims was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Sims submitted to a breath test and found to have a blood alcohol content of .128. Sims has been placed under an administrative license suspension.

On Nov. 11, Edgar Conrad Austin, 37, of Gallipolis, was stopped for an equipment violation on U.S. 35 in Green Township. Austin was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Austin refused to submit to urine testing and was placed under an administrative license suspension.

On Nov. 13, Rita A. Doles, 56, of Bidwell, was stopped for an equipment violation on State Route 850 in Green Township. Doles was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Doles submitted to a breath test and found to have a blood alcohol content of .112. Doles has been placed under an administrative license suspension.

On Nov. 14, juvenile male, 17 years of age from Vinton, allegedly was investigated for crashing a motor vehicle on County Road 19 in Ohio Township. The juvenile was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. He refused to submit to a breath test and was placed under an administrative license suspension although he has never had a driver’s license.

On Nov. 11, Cory R. Angell, 21, of Crown City, was allegedly stopped for a traffic violation on State Route 7 in Green Township. He was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. He submitted to a breath test and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .182. He was placed under an administrative license suspension.

The same day, Rochelle L. Gloeckner, 28 of Pomeroy, was found allegedly operating a motor vehicle parked on the side of Township Road 291 in Addison Township after troopers responded to the area to reference a vehicle matching her vehicle’s description that had been reported as a suspicious in the same area. Gloeckner was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Gloeckner refused to submit to a urine test and was placed under an administrative license suspension. She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Nov. 16, Randall S. Deweese, 18, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., was allegedly stopped for a traffic violation on U.S. 35 in Gallipolis Township. Deweese was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Deweese submitted to a urine test and those results are pending. Deweese’s driver’s license was under a court suspension at the time of stop.

The same day, Richard Edward Parsons, 57, of Gallipolis, was allegedly stopped for an equipment violation on S.R. 588 in Raccoon Township. He was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. He refused to submit to a breath test and was placed under an administrative license suspension.

On Nov. 17, Jesse Edwin Bender, 44, of Gallipolis, was allegedly stopped for an equipment violation on Township Road 583 in Raccoon Township. He was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Bender submitted to a urine test and those results are pending. Bender has three prior OVI convictions.

The same day, Zachary Jafin Mollohan, 18, of Gallipolis, was allegedly investigated for crashing a motor vehicle on US 35 in Gallipolis Township. Mollohan was found to be impaired and was subsequently arrested for OVI. Mollohan submitted to a urine test and those test results are pending.

On Nov. 18, Ricky L. Buck, 57, of Gallipolis, was allegedly stopped for a traffic violation on State Route 735 in Gallipolis Township. He was found to be impaired and subsequently arrested for OVI. Buck submitted to a breath test and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .169. Buck has been placed under an administrative license suspension.

On Nov. 27, Colin R. Marcum, 21, of Bidwell, was found allegedly passed out behind the wheel of his motor vehicle while it was running and in gear with his foot on the brake. There was also a bottle of vodka on the seat. This occurred at the stop sign on Burnette Road at the intersection of State Route 735. The trooper woke Marcum, who later stated he had been black Friday shopping, and found he was impaired. Marcum submitted to a breath test and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .131. He was placed under an administrative license suspension.

Dean Wright can be reached aqt (740) 446-2342, Ext. 2103.

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