Hope man arrested on drunk-driving charges

Joseph Lewis
Joseph M. Lewis

A Hope man was arrested on drunk-driving charges after a traffic stop early this morning.

Columbus Police Lt. Matt Harris says that an officer saw a vehicle change lanes without a turn signal on 25th Street near National Road at about 3:20 a.m. While speaking with the driver, 37-year-old Joseph M. Lewis, the officer detected an odor of alcohol, Harris said.

Sobriety tests revealed that Lewis allegedly had a blood alcohol level of .22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit. He was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of .15 percent or greater.