The Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol is investigating an incident involving a stolen vehicle and impaired driver.
On Wednesday, at 5:55 p.m., Trooper Matthew Majoy received a call of a vehicle operating recklessly traveling westbound on Ohio 2 near U.S. 250. The vehicle was located by Majoy on Ohio 2 near milepost 4, in Sandusky. The vehicle was observed to make numerous marked lane violations and was stopped.
As soon as the vehicle was stopped, Majoy noticed the steering column was peeled and the driver admitted the vehicle was stolen, troopers said.
During a search of the driver, a screwdriver and pair of pliers were found in his pants pocket. The driver also appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
The driver, Christopher L. Williams, 25, of Cleveland, was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while under the Influence, receiving stolen property, possession of criminal tools, child endangering, operating without a license, failure to drive in marked lanes and driving without a seatbelt.
Williams submitted to a urine test and the results are pending.
Investigation also revealed there were two females in the vehicle, who were both 15 years old. The juveniles stated the suspect offered to give them a ride home but subsequently became lost and ended up driving towards Sandusky.
One of the females was entered into LEADS as a missing juvenile. Cuyahoga County Children Services was contacted and assisted in making arrangements to return the juveniles to their parents. The investigation is still pending.