COLERAIN TWP. - A Batavia man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday night after he drove across the center lane on Colerain Avenue and caused an accident that put him and two others in the hospital with injuries, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
Michael McCann, 39, was arrested after police say he drove his 1988 Mercury Cougar into oncoming traffic along the 9100 block of Colerain Avenue and hit a Mitsubishi Gallant driven by Wayne A. Sibley, 26, of Price Hill.
Sibley and his passenger, Natalie Robinson, 24, of Madisonville, were taken to Mercy Franciscan Hospital Mt. Airy Branch, where they were both treated.
McCann was charged with driving under the influence and driving left of center after being treated at University Hospital.
Police say alcohol a factor in crash
WESTWOOD - Police blame alcohol and speeding - as well as his not wearing a seat belt - for the serious injuries suffered by a 22-year-old Sharonville man in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday.
Police believe Jonas Franklin was speeding east on Westwood Northern Boulevard between Baltimore and Sutter avenues shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday when he struck a curb, then hit a concrete barrier on the other side of the road. Franklin was thrown from his vehicle when it flipped over and down an embankment.
Franklin was taken to University Hospital, where his condition was upgraded Sunday from critical to serious.
Man arrested after stolen-Hummer chase
SHARONVILLE - Police chased a man in a stolen Hummer with out-of-state plates through Cincinnati's northern suburbs Sunday morning before he crashed the vehicle and was arrested.
Around 10:30 a.m. Sharonville police got a call saying a stolen vehicle was parked near a Hampton Inn on Sharon Road.
Police chased the vehicle north on Interstate 75. Then the driver turned around across the median and drove south, getting off at the Sharon Road exit. He crashed on Kemper Road near Sharon Woods Park and was arrested after a short foot pursuit.
Sharonville police had not determined the suspect's name Sunday evening, said Lt. Bobby Fisher.
Ammonia smell helps lead to meth arrest
MOUNT ORAB - A traffic stop by state police early Sunday turned into a methamphetamine bust after a state trooper noticed the smell of ammonia coming from the back seat of a car, according to police reports.
During the traffic stop on Eastwood Road south of Ohio 32 in Brown County, the trooper smelled what turned out to be anhydrous ammonia wafting out of the vehicle, and he saw several items in a duffel bag that are used to manufacture methamphetamine.
The driver is being held at the Brown County Detention Center.
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