Columbus police say that they arrested two suspected drunk drivers in less than an hour this morning.
The first incident was around 2 a.m. near Thornybrook and Waycross Drives after a hit-and-run crash. Officers located the suspect vehicle nearby. The driver, 43-year-old Nathan K. Morton of Columbus had trouble keeping his balance and had the strong odor of alcohol on his breath.
He is facing charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction within seven years and leaving the scene of an accident.
About 55 minutes later, officers stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation in the 300 block of Cleveland Street. The driver, 21-year-old Winston J. Cherry, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath according to police reports. He is facing a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.