Police: Reckless driving leads to operating-while-intoxicated arrest

A local man who tested with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit was arrested after police officers said they observed him driving recklessly on 25th Street.

Columbus police Sgt. Josh McCrary saw a vehicle with its tires squealing near 25th Street and Central Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

McCrary stopped the vehicle and while speaking with the driver — Trenton C. White, 28, of 1316 Franklin St. — detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, Harris said. White failed several field sobriety tests, he said.

White was taken to the Columbus Police Department, where he provided a breath sample of .234 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, Harris said.

White was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .15 percent, Harris said.

He was being held in 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.