Traffic Crash/Impaired Driver – 700 Block Jefferson Aveby http://www.spartapd.com/ on 08/21/13
On August 20, 2013 at approximately 12:40 a.m. officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on Jefferson Ave. Alex Johnson, 25 from Sparta, told officers he swerved to miss a dog and struck a parked car. The investigating officer noted that the amount and type of damage to the vehicles was inconsistent with his description of events. The officer also noted that Johnson appeared impaired and had him perform a series of tests. The officer concluded Johnson was impaired and placed him under arrest for OMVWI (3rd offense). Johnson later told officers that he made up the story of the dog and was actually distracted by his phone when he struck the car. Johnson was also cited for Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed.