GALLIPOLIS — No injuries were reported after a suspected drunk driver flipped his car within the city limits of Gallipolis early on Saturday morning.
According to the police report filed with the Gallipolis Police Department, an officer was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Chillicothe Road at approximately 12:42 a.m.Saturday.
Upon arrival, the officer, with the assistance of a firefighter already on scene from the Gallipolis Fire Department, broke the driver’s window and pulled the driver — and only occupant of the car — from the vehicle.
Immediately upon pulling the driver from the vehicle, the officer reported smelling alcohol.
Upon speaking with the driver, later identified as Timothy L. Halley, 37, of Point Pleasant, the officer asked how much alcohol he had consumed that night. Halley allegedly responded that he was not sure how much he had to drink.
The officer then conducted several field sobriety tests on Halley, who allegedly had difficulty walking and was unable to correctly complete the tests.
Halley then reported to officers that he had been drinking liquor at a Gallia County residence and was traveling to his own home in Point Pleasant when he crashed.
Halley was subsequently arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence and, upon arrival of Gallia County EMS personnel, he advised that he did not need medical attention.
Halley was later transported to the police department for BAC (blood alcohol content) testing, and, reportedly, while at the police department, the subject fell asleep while sitting in a chair.
After 20 minutes, Halley was offered a breath test and reportedly blew a .209 — above the legal limit of .08 percent.
He was subsequently issued a citation for alleged operating a vehicle under the influence and failure to control.