OTTAWA COUNTY, OH (Press Release) - On May 18 at 1:48 a.m. the Sandusky Highway Patrol Post received a 911 call from a commercial truck driver that a motorist was driving all over the road and at a slow rate of speed on SR 2 near Russell Rd. in Ottawa County.
At 1:53 a.m. Trooper Kent Jeffries and Trooper Andrew Geer observed the vehicle and stopped it for marked lanes violations. The subject stated she was trying to get back home to Anderson, IN. She was unaware that she was driving eastbound instead of westbound. She was also unaware that she was in Ohio. She was identified as Phyllis Kennedy, 75, from Anderson, Indiana.
The officers ran her information and a "hit" came back from Madison County Sheriff's Department in Indiana. The hit was for a "Missing Person Disability". The subject named in the hit, who was the driver, was said to have dementia and believed to have left a pet grooming business in Chesterfield, IN at 2:30 p.m. on 05/17/12. The family of Kennedy was notified by the Madison County Sheriff's Department that the Sandusky Highway Patrol Post had located their mother.
Kennedy was taken to the Sandusky Patrol Post along with her terrier dog and vehicle. Her vehicle was driven by Tpr. Kent Jeffries. The family was notified of her location and the Sandusky Post gave them directions to the post. Kennedy was taken to Firelands Hospital for an evaluation. Her vehicle and dog remained at the Sandusky Post where they were picked up by family members. Kennedy was also picked up by her family from Firelands Hospital.
No citations were issued to Kennedy, and she was returned safely to her family.
Any questions regarding this, please contact Sgt. Joe Wentworth from the Sandusky Post.