INTOXICATED DRIVER CRASHES
FOUR UNRESTRAINED CHILDREN IN CARGrafton Township – With a car loaded with children, none wearing a seatbelt, 67-year-old Donald McCurry of Grafton felt it was a good idea to get behind the wheel of the Crown Vic and drive – intoxicated.
Trooper Shawn Kline of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that McCurry was traveling eastbound on Route 57 in Grafton Township when his car went off the right side of the road, just east of Mennell Road. “He (McCurry) says that someone ran him off the road, I just don’t see any evidence of that yet.” Trooper Kline said that McCurry had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and beer cans were found inside of the vehicle.
Along with McCurry there were four small children in the back seat and an adult passenger in the front seat. Troopers say that none of the occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Trooper Kline said that the passenger and two of the children were transported to the hospital by Firefighters.
Grafton Township Firefighters received assistance with treating and transporting the victims from Grafton Village Firefighters.
Despite several attempts from State Troopers and Firefighters, a clearly injured McCurry refused any treatment or transport at the scene. McCurry was then arrested for OVI by Troopers and taken to the Patrol Post.
A quick check of court records show that Sheriff’s Deputies arrested McCurry in Eaton Township in April of 2001 for DWI, Reckless Operation and Disorderly Conduct. The DWI was later amended to Reckless Operation.
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