Suspected drunk driver crashes car with family inside - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Suspected drunk driver crashes car with family inside

Joseph J. Shaner Joseph J. Shaner

A 42-year-old man is accused of causing a drunk driving crash with his family in the car.

The accident happened shortly after 10 p.m. on August 3 near Aurora Road and Liberty Road in Solon.

Police say Joseph Shaner was drunk when he lost control of his car while speeding and smashed into a tree.

After the crash, Shaner's wife and young kids tried to flee through a yard, but were stopped by police.

While officers were talking with Shaner, they noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from him. When asked if he had anything to drink, he stated that he had a couple beers earlier.

Shaner submitted to a breathalyzer test and registered a .219 BAC. He was charged with OVI, Prohibited BAC, Reasonable Control and Child Endangering.  

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