January 16, 2021

Driver with marijuana shake on his lap and straight face tells officer his vehicle is clean: Broadview Heights Police Blotter


Drug abuse, I-77: On Sept. 12, police observed a speeding black Toyota Corolla traveling northbound on I-77.

The officer noted the Toyota’s registration expired in June. While talking to the driver, who said he was going a little too fast to pass other vehicles, the officer smelled marijuana.

In plain sight, the officer saw a glass jar containing residue. When the driver exited the Toyota, the officer observed shake on his lap.

When asked about the odor and the shake, the driver had no idea and stressed there was nothing inside of the Corolla.

During a search of the Toyota, police found marijuana and a scale. Due to the fact the driver didn’t show any signs of impairment, he was released from the scene.

However, the driver did get cited for speeding, expired plates, drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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After driving into a tree, drunk driver complains the vehicle he hit swerved into him: Broadview Heights Police Blotter


Drunken driving, Windsor Way: On Sept. 6, police were dispatched to a one-car crash on Windsor Way.

An arriving officer located a red Chevy Trax, which struck a tree. The driver, who was still in the Trax, smelled like booze.

When asked if he had been drinking, the man slurred, “Oh, yeah, a couple of drinks.” The man then attempted to explain the car crash to the officer.

He said the car he hit swerved into him. At that point, the office corrected the driver and told him he actually hit a tree.

The driver then looked up and admitted he indeed hit a tree. After failing a field sobriety test — during which he said, “You are going to arrest me anyways, you might as well do it” — the man was arrested for drunken driving.

The officer also found liquor in the man’s front pocket.

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