Police: Plow driver stops drunk wrong-way driver, takes keys | Crime
SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) - Sylvania Police say an Ohio Department of Transportation snow plow driver forced a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on US 23 to turn around and exit the highway. The plow driver then followed the allegedly drunk driver and took his keys, police said.
Police say plow driver George Seambos was turning around in the median of US 23 near the Ohio Michigan state line just after 2 a.m. Saturday. While in the median police say Seambos saw a vehicle being driven by Dennis Zika, 64, of Sylvania, driving north in the southbound lanes. Seambos pulled his plow onto the highway, forcing the driver to turn around and head southbound. Police say Seambos followed Zika until he exited the highway at Monroe Street and stopped at a red light. When the light turned green, police say Zika did not move. Then they say Seambos pulled his plow in front of Zika’s car and got out to talk to him. When he did, police say he smelled alcohol on Zika’s breath and asked for his keys. According to a police report, Zika did not turn over the keys so Seambos reached inside the car and removed them from the ignition before calling police.
When police arrived, a field sobriety test was administered and Zika was placed under arrest. Police say Zika refused to take a breathalyzer test at the police station. Zika was released after being issued citations for OVI and driving the wrong way.
Above is raw 911 audio of Seambos’s call.
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