Columbus man arrested for drunk driving

Kobrin Lopotosky; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

A local man was arrested early Saturday morning for driving while intoxicated after he reportedly struck a median and crashed into a road sign on 17th Street in Columbus.

At approximately 5:10 a.m., CPD officers responded to a report of a driver traveling the wrong way on 17th Street near Orinoco Avenue. A short time later, it was reported that the driver struck the median and roads sign in the middle of the street.

Officers located car a short time later near 21st Street and Newton Street where they spoke to the driver, 21-year-old Kobrin N. Lopotosky, of Columbus. After Lopotosky exited the vehicle, the officers noted that his speech was slurred and he had difficulty maintaining his balance. After failing several field sobriety tests, Lopotosky was transported to the Columbus Police Department where he provided a breath sample of .174, more than twice the legal limit. Lopotosky was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash.

No injuries were reported.