Woman injured in one car crash

Combination of alcohol, prescription drugs believed to be a factor
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 3, 2014


An Oak Harbor woman crashed into a utility pole Monday evening.

Melissa Hovetter, 38, of Oak Harbor had alcohol and drugs in her system when she drove off the road in Benton Twp., Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

She was charged with OVI because of the prescription drugs she had taken, troopers said.

Around 10:30 p.m. Monday, Hovetter's 2001 Chevy Tahoe drove off North Lickert Hard Road near W. Toussaint North Road.

It was the only car involved in the crash, troopers said.

The utility pole needed to be replaced early Tuesday, leaving at least one residence without power for the night, troopers said.

Troopers said they believe Hovetter fell asleep at the wheel.

They said she was lethargic, whereas most people involved in a crash have a lot of adrenaline.

She was taken to Magruder Hospital for head injuries. Troopers were unable to give an update on her health as of Wednesday.



So.. She was charged with OVI because of the "prescription drugs" she had taken. They said that she was 'lethargic', whereas 'most people involved in a crash have a lot of adrenaline'; but they then say that she was taken to the hospital for "head injuries". Wouldn't 'head injuries' make you seem a bit 'lethargic'?.. However! If she was drugged up, then she should get whatever punishment she gets, and be lucky she didn't kill anyone or herself..


Uuhhh don't drive or use heavy machinery are one if those things that can get you a driving under the influence of something. It doesn't have to be alcohol.