Alleged drunken driver accused of hitting Macedonia officer, now charged with more severe crimes

Alleged drunken driver accused of hitting Macedonia officer, now charged with more severe crimes

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The 56-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man accused of driving drunk and rear-ending a Macedonia police officer on Christmas Eve, is now charged with aggravated vehicular assault.

James Marshall was first charged with several misdemeanors; including, OVI.

According to the police report, Marshall had a BAC of .309, nearly four times the legal limit.

The veteran Macedonia officer, whose name is not being released, was struck while assisting at a traffic stop on I-271 North, north of the Ledge Road Bridge.

He spent the night in the hospital.

Summit County Sheriff deputies also said they found open containers of vodka in Marshall’s car.

Marshall was booked into the Summit County Jail on Jan. 15.

He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Stow Municipal Court on Jan. 16 and the judge set bond at $15,000.

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