Driver arrested after early morning police stop

Columbus police arrested a driver early this morning who was driving intoxicated at more than twice the legal limit.

Police saw a car weaving across the centerline at about 3:15 this morning near 25th Street and U.S. 31 says Lt Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police. When officers pulled the driver over, he hit a curb, bending the wheel rim and deflating a tire. The driver, 31-year-old Travis L. Castetter of Columbus, had slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol, police report.

He failed several field sobriety tests and tested at a blood alcohol content of .216, Harris says. Castetter was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of higher than .15 percent.