Police Beat (1/28/14)
The iceman cometh: a frozen man is saved
At 8 a.m. Jan. 6, OPD responded to a report of a frozen male found in the 0 block of W. Withrow St. The man was found by his neighbor, who dragged his rigid body into his house and called 911. The man had gone outside to scrape ice from his car when he found the body.
When police arrived, the man was unresponsive and "literally frozen," according to OPD. He had apparently crossed his arms to keep warm, which had frozen across his chest. His legs were also "literally frozen solid."
The man was wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a zip-up hoodie. OPD said the man may have been out there for hours.
OPD called the Medevac helicopter to rescue the man. However, it was too cold for the helicopter to fly. An abmulance rushed him to a trauma hospital.
In the morning, after the thaw, the man still smelled like alcohol. According to OPD the man was lucky he did not lose any limbs. It was later discovered the man had been Uptown, and had passed out in the snow due to extreme intoxication.
Vomiting female found passed out in vehicle
Sunday morning, an OPD officer was traveling west in the 0 block of E. Church St. when he observed a parallel parked vehicle facing east. The vehicle's exterior and interior lights were on and the windows were rolled up and significantly fogged.
The officer said he saw a woman slouched over in the driver's seat. When the officer shined his light at the vehicle, the woman did not react. She remained with her arms crossed, leaning against the
Vomit greeted the officer when he opened the door and found it covering the woman and the side of the door. The woman gradually opened her eyes and the officer identified himself. When asked what she was doing, she said she was waiting for a friend.
Her eyes were bloodshot and there was a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle, OPD said. She handed the officer her Ohio driver's license.
Stepping into a pile of her own vomit as she exited the vehicle, she handed the officer her keys, according to OPD. The female then failed every field sobriety test. She was taken into custody and placed in the cruiser.
At OPD, her BAC was measured to be .104. While being fingerprinted, she began to vomit profusely. She was charged with OVI. She was released to a sober friend. Whether this was the friend for whom she was waiting is unclear.
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