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74-year-old Westlake woman charged with 8th OVI after crash in Marc's parking lot

Westlake OVI Marc's crash
Posted at 9:31 AM, Oct 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-30 09:31:46-04

WESTLAKE, Ohio — A 74-year-old woman from Westlake was charged with her eighth OVI after crashing her vehicle into a light pole in the parking lot of a Marc's grocery store, according to the Westlake Police Department.

Around 9 p.m. on Oct. 22, officers were called to the Marc's parking lot at Detroit and Canterbury Roads.

Once on scene, officers found a white SUV that had crashed into a light pole and was leaking fluids.

The driver of the vehicle, a 74-year-old woman from Westlake, told officers she had been reaching to grab her cigarettes when the crash occurred.

Police said the woman had a history of driving under the influence and after being field tested was arrested for OVI.

The woman refused to take a breathalyzer test and was charged with her eighth OVI offense.

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