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Upper Arlington: Multiple charges filed against wrong-way driver

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 1700 block of Fishinger Road at 3:25 p.m. March 25 and determined that a female driver, whom police did not identify, had caused the crash by driving in the wrong direction.

According to a medic at the scene, the woman admitted drinking too much prior to the accident.

She was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital, where she was treated for several broken bones and two collapsed lungs, police said.

While officers were at the scene of the accident, another woman arrived and advised them the driver suspected of causing the crash on Fishinger Road had struck her vehicle immediately before the accident police were investigating, and fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

The driver was subsequently with OVI, failure to maintain assured clear distance, failure to stop after an accident, failure to control and a marked lanes violation.

In other recent Upper Arlington Police Division incident reports:

* A generator valued at $542 was reported stolen from a vehicle while it was parked at a residence in the 1800 block of Elmwood Avenue between 5:30 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. March 29.

* Unauthorized charges totaling $140 were made against the credit card of a man living in the 1500 block of Grenoble Road between Feb. 25 and March 23.

* The rear passenger window was broken out of a vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Roxbury Road between 11 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. March 23. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.