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SHERIFF BEAT: 2-year-old treated, released after being struck by vehicle

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A 2-year-old Lakeview girl was transported Saturday morning by MedFlight helicopter to The OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus for injuries she sustained after being struck by a vehicle in the Chippewa area.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that the child has since been released from the hospital.

Deputies responded to a report of the crash about 11:25 a.m. on Ash Avenue between Blue Jacket Path and Ironwood Avenue. An event reportedly was taking place that morning at the Chippewa Neighborhood Outreach Center, 13976 Ironwood Ave., and a number of children and adults were in the area.

Donald Spitler, 76, of Lakeview, reportedly was operating a northbound sport utility vehicle on Ash Avenue and he waited for several pedestrians to cross the street and then proceeded forward. The 2-year-old girl reportedly ran out onto the street in front of his vehicle and was struck.

No damage was reported to the SUV and no citations were issued. Indian Lake squad also responded to the scene.

3 teens lodged for golf cart thefts

Deputies arrested three juveniles over the weekend related to a rash of golf cart thefts and vandalism reported in the Chippewa and Islandview areas during the past two weeks.

Following investigation into the thefts, Kodie A. Minor, 15, of 13473 Eagle Path, Lakeview, was arrested about 4:40 p.m. Saturday. Sunday evening, Nicholos McCoy, 16, of 11350 Powhattan Path, Lakeview, and Ezra W. Naylor, 14, of 14023 Apple Ave., Lakeview, each were arrested.

Each of the defendants were charged with two counts of the theft of a motor vehicle.

Golf cart driver charged with OVI

Joseph R. Myers, 39, of 11400 Powhattan Path, Lakeview, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident early Sunday morning.

Deputies on patrol in the Chippewa area observed a golf cart operating without its headlights. The vehicle then ran the stop sign at Hiawatha Path and Blue Jacket Path.

A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver, Mr. Myers, showed signs of impairment. He refused to take field sobriety tests, and was transported to the Logan County Jail, where he refused to take a blood alcohol content test.

A pipe for smoking marijuana was found on his person. He also was cited for driving under suspension and received a stop sign violation.

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