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Busted for OVI, driver’s shirt says “This guy needs a beer”

| May 4, 2017 | Alcohol and Drug Crimes

If you drive northeast of Cincinnati for about four hours, you will come to Alliance, Ohio. That is where a man was recently arrested for drunken driving while wearing a t-shirt adorned with a message he might now regret: “This guy needs a beer.”

Law enforcement officials allege that the 37-year-old was impaired when he crashed his vehicle into another car and then kept going.

The man charged with OVI was reportedly followed from the scene of the crash by the woman whose car he hit. She apparently confronted him about the incident, but he again drove away. He left his bank card in the ATM, however, according to a TV news report.

The woman again followed him and contacted police.

The man reportedly told police officers that her allegations were untrue. He failed a field sobriety test, however, and at some point told officers that he had consumed alcohol but claimed he had only two beers.

His BAC (blood alcohol content) was measured at 0.316 percent. That is almost four times Ohio’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.

He now faces an OVI as well as a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

His possible punishments include jail time, driver’s license suspension, mandated installation of an ignition interlock system, probation, fines, fees and more.

If you are in a similar predicament, you can contact a criminal defense attorney experienced in DUI defense. To discuss the details of your case, call Michael K. Allen & Associates in Cincinnati.