Erratic driving leads to man’s OWI arrest

Staff Reports

Columbus police arrested an Edinburgh man driving a car after a motorist called 911 to report the vehicle had hit curbs and a median in a parking lot.

Columbus Police Officer Matt Martindale found the vehicle about 3:15 p.m. Saturday after it was first observed in the parking lot in the 1800 block of North National Road, said Sgt. Matt Harris, Columbus police spokesman.

Police saw the car turning into an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Cardinal Court, Harris said.

As the driver, James A. Foster, 56, 102 N. Clay St., Edinburgh, was pulling into a parking spot, the car struck a parked vehicle causing minor damage, Harris said.

When Martindale spoke with Foster, police noted that Foster’s balance and dexterity were poor, Harris said. Foster told Martindale he had taken prescription medication, Harris said.

Foster failed several field sobriety tests and was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for a blood test, Harris said. Foster was later transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Harris said.

Foster was released from the Bartholomew County Jail after posting $2,500 bond.