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A Failed Hiding Spot and Drinking While Driving: Brecksville Police Blotter

The following information was supplied by the Brecksville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following incidents were reported by the from April 18 to 19. The information was compiled from police reports.

His hiding spot didn’t work as planned
Police stopped a car on Interstate 77 after noticing its tinted windows at 11:16 a.m. on April 19. But the driver’s trouble wasn’t done yet. He gave the police an ID card, rather than a driver’s license, saying he was driving because his girlfriend, the passenger, was pregnant. Police could also smell marijuana. When asked if there was any in the car, the 22-year-old Akron man said no, because he had smoked it. Police later found out that he had hid a bag of marijuana down his pants. He received charges for driving under suspension, driving without an operator license, for the window tint and for possession of marijuana.

Petty theft
On April 19, the Service Department reported that a cast-iron monument box had been stolen overnight. The city had been working on the concrete on Queens Way, and the box was in the 6500 block. The box, which can be used to cover a variety of items like road markers or property stakes, is worth $200.

Speeding leads to seven total charges
An Akron man received a slew of charges after police stopped him for speeding on Interstate 77 at 12:37 p.m. on April 18. The driver, a 33-year-old Akron man, was swerving through traffic, and the officer had trouble catching up to him to pull the car over. The car was eventually stopped under the Interstate 80 overpass.

There was a strong smell of alcohol in the car, and police could see a spilled bottle of vodka in the front of the car and a box with some bottles of beer in the back. The driver told police that he did not have a license.

He did have red eyes and disheveled clothing, though, and could not tell police what day or time it was or what city or county he was in. He told police he was on his way to Akron from Cleveland and had drank a two-pint bottle of liquor and a 24-ounce beer on his trip. He refused to perform field sobriety tests or give a breath sample. He was charged with speeding, willful disregard for safety, operating a vehicle under the influence, driving under suspension, driving without an operator’s license, weaving course and having an open container in a vehicle.

The passengers were also intoxicated and taken to the station to find transportation. 

Everybody makes mistakes—even us! If there's something in this article that you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, give Local Editor Rachel Abbey McCafferty a ring at 440-292-7245 or shoot her an email at rachel.abbey@patch.com.

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