Columbus driver faces DUI charge after early morning arrest

Sara E. Rutan. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A Columbus woman was arrested on drunk driving charges after speeding down 25th Street early Tuesday morning.

According to Columbus Police Department, officers noticed a vehicle speeding near Chestnut Street at about 12:45 a.m. yesterday morning. After stopping the vehicle, officers spoke with the driver 21-year-old Sara E. Rutan. They noticed a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and found open alcohol containers in the vehicle. She blew a .193 percent on a breath test, more than twice the legal limit.

She was arrested and is facing a preliminary charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of greater than .15%.

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.