Driver gets DUI after Norwalk traffic stop

Cary Ashby • Feb 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM

A local motorist received his first driving under the influence (DUI) citation Sunday.

Dustin S. Lowhorn, 20, of 25C Summit St., was stopped by Sgt. Brian Gockstetter, of the state Highway Patrol, for failing to use his turn signal. The traffic stop happened at 12:51 a.m. at the intersection of Westwind Drive and Cline Street.

Lowhorn's blood-alcohol content level tested at .033, Gockstetter reported. The legal limit is .08 percent for Ohio drivers who are 21 or older. However, when the person isn't of drinking age, the limit is .02 percent for breath or blood tests.

The trooper reported finding some beer cans on the back seat of the 1995 four-door Buick.

In addition to DUI, Lowhorn was charged with underage consumption and failure to use a turn signal.

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