Driver was drunk in wrong-way Solon crash that injured two, police say

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Charles Ussery (Photo courtesy of Solon police)

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SOLON, Ohio- A Bainbridge man was drunk when he drove the wrong way in Solon over the weekend, police say.

Officers were called to a crash on U.S. 422 just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. Witnesses told police a Jeep was going eastbound in the westbound lanes and hit an SUV head on.

The Jeep’s driver, Charles Ussery, 37, of Bainbridge, failed field sobriety tests and was arrested. His 44-year-old passenger and the 20-year-old driver of the other vehicle were taken to Hillcrest Hospital.

Police said Ussery’s blood-alcohol content was .184. He was charged with operating under the influence, illegally crossing a divided highway and two counts of aggravated vehicular assault.

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