Crews remove trapped, intoxicated driver from Clark County crash


GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Crews had to remove an intoxicated driver who was trapped inside a vehicle after an early morning crash in Clark County.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Wednesday on Pitchin Road South, near Old Springfield Road in Green Township.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a preliminary investigation shows that the car did not stop at a “T” intersection, going off the road before becoming airborne and landing in a group of trees. The car was located about 200 feet into the trees.

The driver, 33-year-old Charles A. Schweinsberg, of Columbus, was trapped inside the vehicle for about an hour before crews removed the driver, who was injured. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, first responders had a hard time assessing Schweinsberg’s injuries due to his high level of intoxication.

Authorities say that Schweinsberg was traveling from Hillard back to his home in Columbus when the incident happened. Careflight transported him to a local hospital. Authorities have not released the driver’s condition.

Schweinsberg was cited for failure to control and operating a vehicle impaired.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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