Ohio man arrested for OVI in BG; tests allegedly show 0.239 BAC


An Ohio man was arrested for OVI after allegedly recording a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.

Bowling Green police on Thursday stopped Juan Manuel Hernandez, 44, of Galloway, at 2 a.m. in the 1400 block of East Wooster Street for traveling across the yellow line.

While following for several blocks, the officer reportedly observed the driver of a 2021 Chevy Silverado swerve several times and occasionally tap the breaks.

Upon approach, the officer smelled a very strong odor of alcohol from inside the vehicle. Hernandez had bloodshot eyes, slurred and stuttered speak and delayed responses, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.

Hernandez appeared confused and asked the same question multiple times throughout the encounter.

He reportedly told police he was coming from the bars and heading back to his hotel. He said he had consumed two beers approximately 30 minutes before being stopped, according to the report.

The officer observed a silver handgun magazine on top of the center console. The loaded Smith & Wesson had one round in the chamber. Also found were a box of Winchester .45 caliber full metal jacket rounds and a box of Hornady hollow point .45 caliber bullets. Three 9 mm rounds were found on the floor next to the front passenger seat.

Hernandez failed every sobriety test given, according to the report.

He was arrested for OVI, PAC (0.239), marked lanes and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and was taken to jail.

He had been convicted of OVI in 2010 in Franklin County.

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