BG police respond to drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day

Bowling Green Police Division responded to a couple crashes on Sunday, reportedly caused by intoxicated drivers.

Sunday at 10:45 p.m., police were dispatched to a crash in the 100 block of State Street, for a vehicle that had hit mailboxes and was trying to drive off. Some of the mailboxes were still stuck under the car, and the driver was trying to remove them when police arrived.

The driver of the vehicle, Andrea Bremer, 28, of Toledo, initially would not answer questions from police. According to the report, she had difficulty performing any of the field tests for driving under the influence. At the police station, Bremer took the breathalyzer and tested at 0.241.

Bremer was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence, and for failure to maintain control of her vehicle. Her driver’s licenses was confiscated.

Also on Sunday around 6 p.m., police were at the 600 block of South Main responding to a fight between two intoxicated males.

One of the men had reportedly left the scene, but witnesses identified him a William Kingsley, 56, who lived on West Evers Street.

Police then received a call for a possible injury accident in the 200 block of East Evers Street. There was no crash there, so police decided to try West Evers, since that was where Kingsley resided.

Police found the crash in the 200 block of West Evers. A stop sign on the northeast corner of West Evers and North Grove had been knocked over, and a black Ford Fusion with front end damage was parked on the street.

The Ford was registered to Kingsley. Neighbors on the scene told police they saw Kingsley run into the stop sign, stumble out of his car, and enter the house.

Police spoke with Kingsley, who had numerous injuries to his face, which appeared to be from the fight, not the accident.

Kingsley denied driving his car, denied being in a fight, and said he was diabetic. Bowling Green Fire Division staff tested his blood sugar and found it to be normal. He reportedly refused to perform any field sobriety tests. He was taken to Wood County Hospital, where his blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.232.

Kingsley was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and failure to maintain reasonable control. He was lodged at the Wood County jail.