Driver, passenger admit to drinking before crash
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Apr 29, 2014 at 5:07 PM
A driver and his passenger reportedly told state troopers they each drank eight beers before a crash this weekend.
The driver, Trey L. Jones, 22, of Sandusky, also told troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post he had five shots, according to Trooper Thomas Halko's report. Jones' passenger was Kyril J. Cook, 21, of 1005 S. Main St., Willard.
Cook, when interviewed, said he and Jones each had eight beers and Jones agreed with that statement, Sgt. Jason Demuth said. However, when a trooper initially asked Jones how much alcohol he'd consumed, he said he didn't know.
When Jones was near an ambulance, he had blood-shot eyes, Demuth said, and authorities could smell a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
Jones was northbound on Ohio 99 at 8:26 p.m. Saturday. Demuth said the driver failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and went off the right side of the road, where the 2008 Pontiac G6 rolled several times before the car landed on its roof. White's Automotive Service towed the Pontiac from the scene with disabling damage.
North Central EMS transported Jones and his passenger to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Demuth said Jones had incapacitating injuries while Cook's were minor.
At the hospital, Jones refused to submit a blood sample, Demuth said.
Jones was charged with driving under the influence and failure to control.