Crash into cemetery fence leads to DUI charges

Michael D. Bewley. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A driver is being accused of drunk driving after crashing into the fence at Garland Brook Cemetery Sunday evening.

Columbus police were called to a single vehicle accident with injuries at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Sixth Street and Gladstone Avenue. Witnesses said that the driver crossed into oncoming lanes before leaving the road and crashing into the fence.

Columbus firefighters had to rescue the driver, 58-year-old Michael D. Bewley of Columbus from the vehicle and he was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital. After obtaining a blood sample, Columbus police arrested Bewley on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.