Two local drivers have been accused of drunken driving in connection with traffic stops by the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post. One of those motorists reportedly tested more than four times the legal limit.
Esteban Lozano, 35, of 118 Motson St., Willard, was stopped by Trooper Thomas Halko in connection with going left of center. The traffic stop happened at 8:51 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Conwell and Wessor avenues in Willard.
Lozano's breath had a blood-alcohol content level that tested at .363 percent, according to Halko's report. The legal limit for drivers in Ohio is .08 percent.
The driver was charged with driving under the influence, left of center, a seatbelt violation and failure to reinstate. Lozano had a prior DUI conviction from 2007.
Prosecutors filed a child endangering charge against Lozano on Monday in Norwalk Municipal Court. The patrol reports two children, ages 4 and 8, were in the back seat of the 1998 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by Lozano.
At 2 a.m. March 4, Richard E. Eagle, 44, of 2595 Ohio 60, Wakeman, was stopped by Trooper William Howard in connection with a marked lanes violation. The traffic stop happened on Fitchville River Road near Jennings Road in Fitchville Township.
Eagle was charged with DUI and a marked lanes violation. The suspect, who had a DUI conviction in 2004, had a breath BAC of .146, according to the trooper's report.