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Area law enforcement report five DUI arrests

Jan. 02, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Area law enforcement reported at least five drunken driving arrests Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, amid an otherwise peaceful and nearly uneventful New Year's celebration.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported two drunken driving arrests in Lawrence County, Ohio, while court and jail records revealed one arrest each by city police in Ceredo, Huntington and Milton.

All were misdemeanor offenses.

The Milton arrest involved an Ona woman, 31, who police spotted traveling 52 miles per hour in a 40-mph zone. The woman refused all tests and told police she had "consumed way too many beers" prior to the traffic stop.

The Huntington arrest involved a 22-year-old man accused of squealing his tires beside of the arresting officer. Both were stopped at a traffic light at 8th Avenue and 16th Street. Police measured the man's blood alcohol content at 0.138, nearly twice the legal limit.

In addition to those calls, the Cabell County Sheriff's Office responded to a couple of situations leading to arrests for misdemeanor public intoxication. Sheriff Tom McComas said one incident involved underage consumption at a party along Alice Court, located near Spring Drive and West Pea Ridge Road.

The Huntington Police Department also responded to a public intoxication call early Wednesday. It occurred in the 2000 block of 9th Avenue with complaints of property destruction, according to court records.

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