Corvette crash leads to arrest on drunk-driving charge

A Columbus man was arrested Saturday after driving his Corvette into a utility pole.

Columbus police are reporting that officers were called at about 12:55 a.m. to the accident in the 5800 block of East County Road 50N. They found 53-year-old Gordon T. Gray in the crashed 1981 sports car, which had left the road and struck the pole.

Gray suffered facial injuries in the crash and officers allegedly noticed his speech was slurred and there was a smell of alcohol on his breath.

He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment but he refused a blood draw to test for alcohol. Police obtained a search warrant for the test and after he was released from the hospital Gray was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.