Newcomerstown Man Arrested for OVI


The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office said a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Sunday night.

The accident took place on County Road 9 in the township of Oxford just before 8:30. Deputies said 58-year-old Jose Reyes, of Necomertown, was driving a vehicle on private property when he back up the vehicle in the driveway and into a pedestrian.

Officials said 27-year-old Juan Perez, of Necomestown rolled down an embankment into a pond. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Coshocton Regional Medical Center.

Deputies believe alcohol to be a factor in the accident. Reyes was placed under arrest and charged with OVI.

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