MILAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The driver who caused a two-car crash in Erie County earlier this month had a blood-alcohol content four times the legal limit, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says.
The crash happened on July 13 at about 11:45 a.m. on Kelly Road near Bryan Road in Milan Township.
Troopers said 24-year-old Bryan Linderberger, of Norwalk, drove off the side the road, but when he returned to the roadway he struck a Jeep Cherokee head-on. The Jeep rolled, trapping two people inside.
The 16-year-old driver was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The highway patrol said his 80-year-old passenger was seriously injured and taken to St. Vincent Hospital by medical helicopter. Both were wearing their seatbelts.
Linderberger suffered minor injuries. According to the patrol, his blood-alcohol was at .331 and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department was called about his erratic driving before the crash.
On Friday, Linderberger appeared in Erie County Court, where his case was bound over to a grand jury.
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