A Galion man must post a $10,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail in connection with running from a state trooper while intoxicated Friday.
Trooper Thomas Halko said in his report he saw Erik A. Schumacher, 20, driving a vehicle that "appeared to be weaving in its lane" while heading north on Ohio 61. The incident started about 1:15 a.m. in New Haven Township.
As the vehicle passed, Halko reported hearing a loud exhaust and noticed the rear license plate light was out. As the trooper exited his cruiser, Halko said he saw Schumacher move to the passenger seat and flee from his vehicle into a nearby field.
Halko said the suspect didn't follow his order to stop, but eventually fell in a yard and stayed still until he was apprehended. The trooper reported noticing a strong odor of alcohol on Schumacher, who told Halko he'd had 10 beers.