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Troopers say driver who caused 3-car crash in Summit Co. was nearly 3 times the legal alcohol limit

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 09:34:36-04

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — State troopers are investigating an OVI-related crash that happened in Summit County on Sunday night, according to a news release from the Akron Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The crash happened at around 10:13 p.m. when three vehicles were traveling east on Waterloo Road. A Chevrolet Trax SUV driven by a 21-year-old Akron resident and a Pontiac G6 Sedan driven by a 17-year-old resident from Mogadore were stopped at a red light at the intersection of Portage Line Road when a Dodge Ram pick-up truck failed to stop at the red light, crashing into the Chevy SUV, which then crashed into the Pontiac G6.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as a 62-year-old Tallmadge man, was arrested at the scene for OVI. He submitted a breath test that yielded .208% BAC, almost three times the legal limit, according to the release.

He was cited for operating a vehicle while impaired and assured clear distance ahead.

The driver and passenger of the Chevy Trax SUV were treated and released at the scene with minor injuries.

The driver of the Pontiac sedan was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation. State troopers said alcohol and/or drugs are factors in the crash.

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