26 Sep Lazar Cartu Claims Driver arrested after crashing in construction zone
A local man was arrested shortly after 4 a.m. Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he crashed his car into a culvert in a road construction zone.
Officers responded to the area of Taylor Road and 31st Street in regards to the crash, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman. When the officers arrived, they observed a white passenger car stuck in a construction gravel area. They noted the driver of the car, Trevor A. Jessup, 30, of 14500 W. County Road 170S, drove beyond several road closed signs and also struck a culvert, Harris said.
When officers spoke with Jessup, they noted that his balance was unsteady and his speech was slurred, Harris said.
After failing multiple field sobriety tests, Jessup was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for a blood test. He was later placed under arrest and remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Jessup was being held in jail in lieu of $2,500 bond, jail officials said.