Columbus police arrested four people for drunk driving over less than four hours over the weekend.
According to the Columbus Police Department, the arrests started at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday night near 5th and Lindsey streets when police saw a driver strike the curb. The driver, 63-year-old Karl I. Lutes of failed several field sobriety tests and a breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .143 percent. He is facing charges of operating a motor vehicle while Intoxicated.
Police next stopped a speeding vehicle at about 12:55 a.m Sunday morning on Central Avenue near 25th Street. The driver, 39-year-old Magnolia B. Cruz of Scipio was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after testing at a .173 percent blood alcohol content.
About two minutes later, officers stopped another speeding vehicle near Fifth and Brown streets. The driver 28-year-old Gabriel F. Irizarry, of Columbus was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.
At about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, police stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation near State and Cherry Streets. 29-year-old Gerson S. Alvarado, of Columbus was accused of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and without ever receiving a license. He was also wanted on an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant.