Patrol: Driver tested more than twice legal limit

Cary Ashby • May 14, 2014 at 5:07 PM

A New London man's blood-alcohol content level tested at more than twice the legal limit in connection with a traffic stop Sunday.

James P. Johnson II, 24, of 185 S. U.S. 250, was stopped for a suspected marked lanes violation and speeding. Trooper William Howard, of the state Highway Patrol, clocked the driver going 65 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 250 and made the traffic stop at 2:43 p.m.

Johnson's breath tested at .172 percent, according to the trooper's report. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.

He was charged driving under the influence and going left of center. The trooper issued Johnson a warning about speeding.

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