Good Samaritan Arrested For Drunken Driving: North Royalton Police Blotter

Drunken driving, Ridge Road: Police were dispatched at 11 p.m. Nov. 23 regarding a car stuck in a ditch on Ridge Road. The arriving officer found a juvenile female driver outside of the car.

A good Samaritan, who witnessed the incident and stopped, said the juvenile backed too far out of the driveway and landed in the ditch. However, while talking to the witness, police smelled alcohol.

The man said he had one beer that evening and was headed home to Cleveland. After failing a field sobriety test, the man was arrested for drunken driving.

Theft, Albion Road: At 7:40 p.m. Nov. 23 a Brunswick man, 62, came to the police station to report firewood had been stolen from the home of his mother, a North Royalton woman, 89.

The man said earlier that day he noticed the wood was missing when he picked up his mother. He said a similar incident took place a year ago. A witness saw a man and woman taking the firewood a week prior but weren't able to offer a description.

Drunken driving, Sprague Road: A weaving black Hyundai Tucson caught the attention of police at 3:52 a.m. Nov. 23 on Sprague Road. When the officer approached the car, which had four female passengers, he instantly smelled alcohol.

The officer told the Strongsville driver, 20, she had been weaving all over the place. The woman said, "It was a curvy road." The woman said they were coming back from a party. All the passengers told the officer they were 19 years old and hadn't been drinking.

After failing a field sobriety test, the driver was arrested for drunken driving. Two of the passengers were arrested for underage consumption, but the last passenger said she was 23. The woman gave the officer a false name, which came up with a photo ID that didn't look anything like the passenger.

When the woman was presented with the picture, she said, "That's me." That's when she was charged with obstructing official business. The woman then denied ever telling the officer she was 23 and used a different identity. The passenger refused to give her real name, which was eventually discovered at the police station.

She was charged with underage consumption. When searching the car, police found beer. The driver was also charged with driving left of center, weaving and underage consumption.

Drunken driving, Royalton Road: At 2:39 a.m. Nov. 22 police noticed a speeding and weaving white Ford Escape on Royalton Road. The officer attempted to pull over the car, but the driver kept going for half a mile before eventually stopping.

The driver, who acted drunk-like, was mumbling they were coming from Taco Bell. When asked how much she had to drink, she slurred, "three." After failing a field sobriety test, the driver was arrested for drunken driving.

She was also cited for speeding, following too close and driving left of center.

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