Driver injured, charged with 5th OVI in 1-vehicle crash

Driver injured, charged with 5th OVI in 1-vehicle crash
(Source: WTOL)

SANDUSKY COUNTY, OH (WTOL) - A man was charged with his fifth lifetime OVI after a one-vehicle crash on Saturday that left him serious injuries.

Steven H. Adams, 63 of Fremont, was hurt after crashing into a utility pole off County Road 185 in Sandusky County on Saturday just before 5 p.m.

According tot he Ohio State Highway Patrol, Adams failed to maintain control of his 1990 Oldsmobile station wagon and ran off the right side of the road, striking a utility pole.

Alcohol and distracted driving were cited as factors in this crash.

Adams was charged with failure to control and his fifth lifetime charge of operating a vehicle wile intoxicated.

He sustained serious injuries and was flown to Saint Vincent's Hospital in Toledo where he was in serious condition.

He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Sandusky County Sheriff's Office, Green Springs Fire, Sandusky County EMS, Saint Vincent's Life Flight, Toledo Edison, and Madison Motors.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

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