Police make drunk-driving arrest after crash

William Hickey. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police say that a drunk driver nearly hit another car head-on last night after crashing into a concrete median.

22-year-old William D. Hickey is facing charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a previous conviction, resisting law enforcement and criminal mischief.

The crash happened at about 11 Tuesday night near Taylor and National roads. When officers arrived, they noticed that the vehicle had several flat tires. Police say that Hickey had bloodshot eyes and couldn’t maintain his balance. He was taken to the hospital for a blood test, and then to the jail.