Woman tries to pick up boyfriend arrested for OVI, is also arrested for drunk driving

PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A man who was arrested for OVI in Plain Township last week hoped his girlfriend would come pick him up from the Stark County Sheriff's Office.

She did, but there was a problem. She was drunk, too. 

According to the sheriff's office, a sergeant first spotted 23-year-old Kristopher Fox speeding on Westmoreland Avenue NW. He ended up clocking Fox going 42 mph in a 25 mph zone on Overhill Avenue.   

The sergeant initiated a traffic stop. As he was approaching the car, he said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol. 

In the report, the sergeant said he observed an empty 12-pack of beer of the passenger seat, as well as another 12-pack with a couple beers missing. 

Fox allegedly admitted to drinking "a few beers." The sergeant conducted field sobriety tests, which Fox failed. He ultimately took a breathalyzer test with a .147 BAC result. 

He was taken to the Stark County Sheriff's Office and charged with OVI. He asked that authorities call his girlfriend to pick him up. 

The sergeant called his girlfriend, 29-year-old Brandi Rae Coen, but over the phone, she appeared to sound intoxicated. 

The sergeant told her that, if she was drunk, she shouldn't drive, according to the sheriff's office report. She said she was okay and that she had not been drinking. 

When Coen showed up, the sergeant said she smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes and appeared to have trouble walking. 

During field sobriety testing, she reportedly said she was too drunk and told the sergeant to just take her to jail. 

After she was arrested, authorities found two children in her car — ages 5 and 9. 

Coen also took a breathalyzer test and registered a .162 BAC. She was charged with OVI and two counts of child endangering. 

 

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