The following incidents were reported by the from April 26 to 29. The information was compiled from police reports.
An officer’s warning is for real
At 1:34 a.m. on April 29, an officer spotted a vehicle driving at least 100 miles per hour on Interstate 77—about 40 miles per hour above the speed limit. The vehicle was being chased by a Broadview Heights police car, as well. When the car pulled over, the officers stepped up to the window, immediately smelling alcohol.
The driver, a 32-year-old Akron woman, told officers that she knew she had been speeding, but didn’t think she was going above 80 miles per hour. She was unfamiliar with the vehicle and said she could have been reading the speed wrong, though. The officers thought that all three individuals in the car could be drunk, so they began a field sobriety test on the driver. While that was being done, the front seat passenger and owner of the vehicle—a 35-year-old Medina man—got out of the car. There was traffic, and the officer asked him to step back inside. He refused. The officer asked again, saying he would be charged with disorderly conduct/public intoxication if he didn’t. The passenger refused again. He was indeed charged with disorderly conduct/public intoxication. The driver was just charged for speeding.
Man hit while crossing the street
A pedestrian was struck by a car while walking across Chippewa Road at 3:18 p.m. on April 26. The man, a Brecksville resident, was trying to walk from the parking lot to the Brecksville Town Center lot. He waited for the signal to walk and started out after a car passed him. The pedestrian said he was partway through the crosswalk when he was hit. He rolled up onto the hood of a vehicle and then hit the ground. He was in pain and said he may have blacked out. The next thing he remembers was the driver getting out of the car, crying and saying she didn’t see him.
The man was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for further evaluation. The driver, a 51-year-old Marshallville woman, said she was headed from the closed location to the new store and was listening to her GPS instructions. The report included a failure to yield citation.
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