Two local drivers get DUIs

Cary Ashby • Jan 31, 2013 at 11:07 AM

The state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post charged two local drivers with driving under the influence (DUI) on the same day this weekend.

New London resident John D. Burnsworth, 38, of 3354 Prospect Road, was stopped by Sgt. Brian Gockstetter for speeding on Ohio 60 in New London. The trooper clocked Burnsworth going 66 mph in a 55-mph zone and stopped him at 12:25 a.m. Friday.

Burnsworth was charged with DUI and speeding. Gockstetter reported the driver's blood-alcohol content (BAC) level tested at .098 percent, just over the .08 percent limit for motorists in Ohio.

Norwalk resident Andy J. Hewitt, 32, of 285 1/2 E. Main St., was stopped by Trooper Thomas Halko, who warned him about driving with expired license plates. The traffic stop happened at 8:24 p.m. Friday on Prospect Street near League Street in Norwalk.

Hewitt, whose BAC tested at .117 percent, was charged with DUI, the trooper reported.

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