Staff, The Miami Student

OPD finds alcohol, drugs

At around 6:15 a.m. Sunday, Oxford Police Department (OPD) received a call from a female concerning a suspicious vehicle near her home. The caller reportedly was concerned her ex-boyfriend, who drove a similar vehicle, was stalking her.

A short time later, an officer reportedly stopped a vehicle matching the given description at the intersection of Vine and Locust streets.

The vehicle reportedly belonged to the caller’s boyfriend, but he was not driving the car. The driver, later identified as James Bowman, 20, reportedly told the officer he did not have his driver’s license with him.

According to police reports, Bowman had bloodshot, glassy eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. He reportedly denied he had been drinking.

Bowman reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, officers reportedly found five cans of beer and a bottle of malt liquor in the car. Police also reportedly found marijuana in the console, along with a pipe, grinder and marijuana under a seat.

Bowman reportedly told police the beer and other paraphernalia belonged to the owner of the vehicle, but the owner told OPD it belonged to Bowman.

Bowman was reportedly taken to OPD, where he was found to have a 0.17 blood-alcohol content.

Bowman was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, underage intoxication and no license plate light.

Male gets four citations

At around 11:20 p.m. Friday, an Oxford Police Department (OPD) officer running radar on North College Avenue reportedly observed a vehicle traveling at 54 miles per hour.

The vehicle reportedly slowed rapidly and parked directly across the street from the officer.

The officer reportedly noticed the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and approached the vehicle.

The driver, later identified as Miami University first-year Tony Wilson, 20, reportedly told the officer he did not have a driver’s license with him.

The officer reportedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Wilson’s breath, and Wilson admitted he had been drinking. Wilson reportedly also admitted to being 20 years old.

Wilson reportedly said he was driving the car home for his friend who was “too drunk to drive.”

Wilson reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests and had a 0.055 blood-alcohol content.

Wilson was cited for not having a driver’s license, not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and underage intoxication.

Driver passes out in car

At around 6:25 a.m. Friday, Oxford Police Department (OPD) was called to the parking lot at Talawanda High School in response to a driver passed out behind the wheel.

The officer reportedly found a car parked in the lot with the lights on.

The officer reportedly approached the vehicle and noticed a female sleeping in an “awkward position” in the driver’s seat. After the officer tapped on the window, the driver reportedly opened the door.

The officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. According to police, the female also had red, glassy eyes and a blue wristband.

The female, later identified as Miami University senior Anna Moersdorf, 22, reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

Moersdorf was arrested and taken to OPD, where she was reportedly found to have a 0.13 blood-alcohol content.

Moersdorf was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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