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Elyria Employee Allegedly Drove Drunk in City Vehicle

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Matthew Jurco

ELYRIA, Ohio — A City of Elyria employee is facing charges after allegedly driving drunk in a city vehicle.

Elyria Police received a call from a citizen at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday reporting an erratic driver in a Ford Ranger with city license plates. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on State Route 57 approaching West River Road.

Officers conducted a traffic stop, and, after testing, found the driver, Matthew J. Jurco, 31, to be under the influence of alcohol. Jurco told officers he was an employee of the City of Elyria Utilities Department.

According to the press release, officers located drug paraphernalia and medication not prescribed to Jurco, in his coat pocket. He was placed under arrest.

Jurco has been charged with OVI, posession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. He was released on a summons and is set to appear in the Elyria Municipal Court Thursday afternoon.