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Marijuana confiscated from suspected DUI driver

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Dec 4, 2013 at 8:19 AM

A state trooper confiscated suspected marijuana-related paraphernalia from a driver and during another traffic stop, a motorist tested more than twice the legal limit for intoxication.

Trooper Evan Stevens, of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post, made both local traffic stops.

At 9 p.m. Sunday, Michael A.D. Hohman, 22, of North Ridgeville, was stopped on Zenobia Road east of Chenango Road in Clarksfield Township. Stevens reported finding a grinder and a pill bottle containing suspected marijuana on the suspect and a metal pipe with possible marijuana residue in the ashtray of the vehicle. The trooper sent the paraphernalia to the patrol's crime lab in Columbus for testing.

Hohman, who reportedly failed all the sobriety tests, submitted a urine sample. The results are pending.

He was charged with driving under the influence and released to a sober person.

Alonso B. Perez-Morales, 23, of 230 Whittlesey Ave., Lot 33, was transported to the Huron County Jail after the traffic stop at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday. Stevens stopped him on Jefferson Street west of Pleasant Street in Norwalk.

Perez-Morales was charged with DUI, reckless operation, driving without a license and an open container violation. The trooper reported the suspect's blood alcohol content level on a breath test was .194 percent. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

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