SOLON -- About 5:30 a.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to the area of Miles Road and Stansbury Drive for a report that a vehicle was stationary in the middle of the road with a driver that appeared to be passed out.
Officers located the vehicle and attempted to awaken the operator by yelling and banging on the windows. When he did not respond, officers feared the male may be experiencing a medical emergency.
They called for EMS and made entry to the vehicle by breaking out the driver's side vent window.
Once the door was opened and after several moments of attempting to awaken the driver, he began to stir and acknowledge the officers.
He was identified as Homer Padgett, 33, of Cleveland.
Officers observed that Padgett had bloodshot and glassy eyes. His speech was noticeably slurred and there was an odor of alcohol emitting from his body and breath.
Due to the fact that Padgett was disoriented and confused, he was arrested for OVI without field sobriety tests being administered.
At the Solon Jail, Padgett became belligerent and combative, forcing officers to place him in the jail restraining chair. Padgett refused to submit to a chemical test.
Because Padgett had four prior OVI convictions in the last six years, he was charged with a felony 4 OVI.