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Man arrested after interfering with OVI stop

Sandusky Register Staff • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Kyan Johnson, 27, of Mayfield, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

At about 2 a.m., a Perkins police officer pulled over near Steak ’n Shake to assist an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with a traffic stop, according to a police report.

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The driver, Tonika Price, 31, of Maple Heights, subsequently failed sobriety tests. In slurred speech, Johnson told officers to just let Price go, and he offered to drive the car home.

When Price failed the tests, the trooper placed her under arrest. Johnson then yelled out his passenger-side window, asking if Price was OK. Officers told Johnson to stay in the car, but he exited anyway and asked what the the trooper was doing with Price, the report said.

When the officer told him Price was under arrest, Johnson allegedly replied, “(expletive) that, she ain’t going anywhere, she’s going with me”

Johnson was arrested after a brief struggle and taken to the Erie County jail.


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