Traffic stop results in charges for driver

An Ohio man faces drunken driving charges after being pulled over Feb. 13 in Brown County.

At around 1:30 a.m., Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Stargell was driving on State Road 46 East near the Speedway gas station when he saw a car turn partially into his lane of travel and continue eastbound on State Road 46, a press release from the sheriff’s department said.

Stargell pulled the vehicle over at the Circle K gas station, and reported smelling alcohol on the driver, Robert Smith of Cincinatti, Ohio.

Smith refused a field sobriety test after being taken to jail. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for a court-ordered blood draw where he continued to be “disorderly,” the release said.

He was charged Feb. 22 with operating a vehicle while intoxicated — endangering a person, a Class C misdemeanor; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.