WESTLAKE, Ohio –

Drunk Traffic Accident: I-90

The Westlake Police Department responded to an emergency call at 6 a.m. on March 27 about a crash on the exit of I-90 going west onto Crocker Road.

The man who drove the vehicle that was hit from behind told officers he was not injured.

The woman who drove the vehicle that left the man’s vehicle blurred her speech and told officers she did not think she was in an accident, according to a police statement. The investigating officer found the 58-year-old Cleveland woman looked dazed and said she was on her way to work.

An officer who suspected the woman was drunk performed field sobriety tests. The suspect was unsure of her feet and was arrested for driving a vehicle while drunk. Police performed a breath test at the Westlake Police Department, and the test found that the driver’s blood alcohol level was almost three and a half times the legal limit.

The woman told the police that her job “doesn’t care if I work like this,” the police said.

The woman was accused of operating a drunk vehicle, not maintaining the safe distance and exceeding the legal limits. She was given to a sober relative.

Marijuana and a Gun: Crocker Road

An officer stopped a vehicle at 12:30 p.m. on March 25 for a traffic violation on Crocker and Detroit streets.

As the officer approached the male driver, he saw a pistol in view in the limousine passenger compartment. The driver, who was later identified as a 27-year-old resident of Antioch, Tennessee, followed the officer’s instructions to keep his hands steady and in view.

The officer secured the loaded weapon, which was found loaded, as well as the suspect.

The officer found edible and vegetable marijuana and an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. The officer arrested the driver on charges of possession of marijuana with an open container and of improper use of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Stolen car recovered: Detroit Road

At 5 p.m. on March 24, Patton’s Towing officials learned that they had towed a vehicle from the parking lot of the Hampton Inn in Detroit because it had been on the property for two months without moving.

Officers learned that the vehicle had been entered as stolen from Lorain. The vehicle was in poor condition with flat tires. The Lorain Police Department confirmed that the car was still missing.

The owner has been contacted to collect the vehicle.

Another stolen car was recovered: Clemens Road

An officer on patrol at the DoubleTree Hotel in Clemens at 8:30 p.m. on March 24 discovered that a vehicle parked in the parking lot had been reported stolen from Cleveland. The car was not occupied.

The Cleveland Police Department confirmed the car was still missing. It was towed from the scene and the owner was notified of the restoration.

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