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Ten charges for alleged drunk driver

Courtney Astolfi • Jul 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM


A Sandusky man racked up nearly a dozen charges early Sunday morning after he allegedly drove drunk, didn't obey police officers, then hurling threats at them while behind bars.

Dionell Alexander, 36, of the 400 block of E. Adams St., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to comply with the order of an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, obstruction, open container, driving without lights, one-way street violation and driving under suspension.

A Sandusky police officer tried to stop Alexander at about 2:30 a.m. on Columbus Avenue after noticing the vehicle's headlights weren't turned on, according to a Sandusky police report.

But when the officer flipped on his lights, Alexander allegedly continued to drive—he made his way to Decatur Street and Central Avenue near St. Mary's Church before stopping the vehicle, the report said.

The officer ordered Alexander out at gunpoint and told him to get on the ground, but Alexander allegedly refused.

When Alexander began reaching for his pockets and got confrontational, officers used a Taser to take him down, the report said.

Later found was a lock-blade knife clipped on to Alexander's belt, the report said.

Once in a police cruiser, Alexander became belligerent, threatening to “slap the (expletive)” out of officers and saying he'd “take care of them” the next time he saw them on the street, the report said.

And back at the police station, Alexander allegedly continued the threats.

He told several officers he would beat them down and “take care” of them as they passed by his holding cell, the report said.

Alexander was later taken to the Erie County jail and held without bond. 

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