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OVI physical control charge issued


Joseph J. Lakatos, 45, of 727 W. Patterson Ave., Bellefontaine, was charged with being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and prohibited parking on a roadway after an incident early Sunday morning.

Deputies responded to the area of Township Road 217 near the railroad tracks about 3:25 a.m. on a report of a male subject who had passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.

The defendant was located in his parked vehicle at that location, and the vehicle’s engine was running.

Mr. Lakatos’ speech was slurred and his eyes reportedly were bloodshot and glassy. Field sobriety tests were administered, and he was transported to the Logan County Jail, where he refused to take a blood alcohol content test.

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