Crash ends in drunk-driving charge for Columbus man

Christopher Green; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Columbus Police arrested a local man Friday morning after he crashed his vehicle in the area of North Marr Road and County Road 450 North.

Shortly before 3 a.m., an SUV driven by 53-year-old Christopher M. Green crashed and flipped onto its side, coming to rest in a field. Police spoke with Green who told them that he swerved his SUV to avoid colliding with another vehicle that was in his lane. During this conversation, officers began to suspect that Green had been driving under the influence.

Authorities say that Green failed several field sobriety tests and was taken to Columbus Regional Health for a blood draw. He was then arrested on a preliminary charge of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.