October 24, 2020
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Drunk man sleeping in car wanted on warrants for drug trafficking, domestic violence: Shaker Heights Police Blotter

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio

OVI: Newell Road

At 10:55 p.m. Oct. 2, police were called to a home on a report of a suspicious car parked in a resident’s driveway. Officers found a Cleveland man, 44, asleep inside the car, with two open containers of alcoholic beverages at his side.

Police woke the man, who showed signs of intoxication. The man failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for OVI.

A search of the man’s car uncovered marijuana, unidentified pills and suspected narcotics. It was also learned that the man was wanted by Cleveland police on a felony warrant for drug trafficking and by Euclid police on a warrant for domestic violence.

Carrying a concealed weapon: Warrensville Center Road

At 8:45 p.m. Oct. 2, an officer stopped a car for a red-light violation at Warrensville Center Road and Almar Drive. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled the odor of

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Drunk man found asleep in car wanted on warrants for drug trafficking, domestic violence: Shaker Heights police blotter

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — OVI: Newell Road

At 10:55 p.m. Oct. 2, police were called to a home on a report of a suspicious car parked in a resident’s driveway. Officers found a Cleveland man, 44, asleep inside the car, with two open containers of alcoholic beverages at his side. Police woke the man, who showed signs of intoxication.

The man failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for OVI. A search of the man’s car uncovered marijuana, unidentified pills and suspected narcotics. It was also learned that the man was wanted by Cleveland police on a felony warrant for drug trafficking, and by Euclid police on a warrant for domestic violence.

Carrying a concealed weapon: Warrensville Center Road

At 8:45 p.m. Oct. 2, an officer stopped a car for a red light violation at Warrensville Center Road and Almar Drive. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled the odor

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Cops: Woman drove drunk with 3 daughters in car before crashing through Brentwood house

Surveillance footage shows the frightening moments when an out-of-control SUV careens off a side street, across a front lawn and, police said, “through a house” in Brentwood Sunday evening, coming to rest on the lawn of a neighboring home.

The driver, a 34-year-old Bay Shore woman, was arrested and charged with DWI under Leandra’s Law — after Suffolk County Police said a responding officer discovered her three young daughters, aged 4, 5 and 8, in the crashed vehicle.

Ashley Thomas-Smith was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, Suffolk County Police said. She faces arraignment Monday in First District Court in Central Islip. Thomas-Smith was treated for what police described as “non-life-threatening injuries” after the crash on Blue Jay Drive at 6:40 p.m. Police said the girls were taken with their mother to Southside Hospital

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Suffolk patrol car rear-ended by drunk driver in Brentwood, police say

While filling out paperwork after a drunk driver crashed in Brentwood early Saturday morning, a second drunk driver rear-ended the Suffolk police officer’s patrol car, causing him non-life threatening injuries, Suffolk police said.

The collisions, which occurred shortly after midnight on Suffolk Avenue, resulted in the two drivers — the first a man and the second a woman — being charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

Police did not identify the drivers.

The injured officer, who was also not named, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, police said.

The officer was working with a colleague, who both responded to the first collision, police said.

No further information was released.

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

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio

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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