Traffic stop leads to driver’s arrest

Columbus police arrested a 21-year-old local man on four charges after a traffic stop at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.

Cameron B. Robertson, 12880 W. Sawmill Road, was stopped by officer Kelly Hibbs for speeding and for an expired license plate on State Road 46 near State Road 11, said Sgt. Matt Harris, Columbus police spokesman.

When Hibbs spoke with Robertson, the driver refused to take a breath test and was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for a blood sample, Harris said.

Robertson began kicking and spitting at officers as the hospital staff attempted to obtain the blood sample, Harris said.

He was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, battery on a police officer, battery by bodily waste on a police officer and resisting law enforcement, Harris said.

Robertson was being held in lieu of $27,500 bond at the Bartholomew County Jail.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.