Lima man faces OVI charge after two crashes in Wapakoneta


First Posted: 7/18/2014

WAPAKONETA — A Lima man was taken to the hospital after he crashed his car twice early Friday in what police believe was an incident involving alcohol.

Nicholas George, 36, of 1000 W. Robb Ave., Lot 5, was in fair condition at Lima Memorial Health System on Friday, officials said.

George was issued a ticket citing him for operating a vehicle intoxicated and reasonable control, a dispatcher for the Wapakoneta Police Department said.

The incident began just before 2:30 a.m. Friday. Police received a call someone in a car struck a building, the Mercy Unlimited thrift store at Auglaize and Park streets in Wapakoneta. The driver reportedly tried to drive away, the dispatcher said.

An officer dispatched to the area noticed heavy dust in the air near Willipe Street and Krein Avenue. The officer investigated and found a 1995 Chevrolet Z28 on its top with George inside in the northbound lane of Willipe Street at Krein Avenue, she said.

George refused a test to determine his blood-alcohol level, the dispatcher said.

The incident report was incomplete, but there may have been a car that also was struck, the dispatcher said.

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