Two DUI drivers test twice legal limit

Cary Ashby • Sep 16, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Two drivers had blood-alcohol content (BAC) levels that were about twice the legal limit in connection with separate traffic stops Saturday by the state Highway Patrol.

Ryan T. Blewitt, 28, of 4867 County Line Road 2, Wakeman, was stopped for a suspected marked lanes violation by Trooper Brian Mamere at 2:26 a.m. on Butler Road near Wakeman. Blewitt, who was charged with driving under the influence and the marked lanes violation, had a BAC of .156 percent on a breath test, the trooper reported. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08.

Michael A. Graham, 51, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, was charged with DUI in connection with a stop made by Trooper Cody Nevers. The U.S. 20 incident happened at 7:34 p.m.

Graham's breath BAC tested .165 percent, the trooper reported. Graham, who has one prior DUI conviction, was warned about speeding.

In a third traffic stop Saturday, Christine Hernandez, 44, of 48B Gallup Ave., was charged with DUI and speeding in connection with a U.S. 20 traffic stop in Ridgefield Township. The incident happened at 3:17 p.m. Trooper Bill Mack clocked Hernandez going 71 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Hernandez's BAC tested at .09 percent, the trooper reported.

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