An Argentine Township man was arrested for his fifth operating while intoxicated (OWI) offense Saturday, Sept. 14, after he was caught operating a moped while allegedly drunk.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, at approximately 10:50 p.m., an Argentine Township police officer witnessed a moped, operated by a 42-year-old white male, traveling southbound in the 1600 block of S. Seymour Road. It was being operated with no tail light.
The officer initiated a traffic stop, however, the driver turned west on Lovejoy Road, failing to stop for the emergency lights. The officer pulled up alongside of the moped and the driver lost control and fell. He fled on foot and the officer tased him.
The man was placed in custody and arrested for fleeing and eluding, as well as resisting and obstructing.
It was his fifth OWI offense, said Police Chief Daniel Allen. He was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw, X-rays and to get the probes from the tasers removed.