Driver arrested after crashing into two vehicles

Jason E. Ballard. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police say that a driver tested at more than twice the legal alcohol limit crashed into two vehicles last night on Jonesville Road.

Police were called to the area around County Road 200S and State Road 11 at about 8:50 last night after a pickup truck crashed into the back of a vehicle stopped at the intersection. The driver then reportedly left the scene, crashing into another car on the road.

The driver, 45-year-old Jason E. Ballard had slurred speech and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Field tests came back at .227 percent blood alcohol level, close to three times the legal limit. After a blood test at Columbus Regional Hospital, he was arrested on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.