Intoxicated driving arrest made near City Hall

A local man was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.15 percent after he was accused of driving over a crosswalk signal near Columbus City Hall.

Adam L. Goode, 27, 6115 W. Lowell Road, was arrested at about 4:15 a.m. Sunday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police spokesman.

Columbus police officer Robert Mitchell was sent to a reported crash at Second and Washington streets in which a white Jeep Cherokee ran over the crosswalk signal at the southeast corner of the intersection, Harris said.

When paramedics were checking Goode, officers detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on his breath, Harris said. They also noted Goode’s speech was slurred and he had trouble maintaining his balance, Harris said.

Goode later failed several field sobriety exercises and provided a breath sample of 0.246 percent, more than three times the legal limit, Harris said.

Goode was released from the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond, jail officials said.

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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.