Terry L. Werth, 44, Clintonville, was charged with a second drunken driving offense and for causing injury while driving intoxicated.
At 9:30 p.m. on June 24, Marion Police officer Eric Krause was dispatched to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 45 and NE 7th St.
When he arrived, Krause found a white sports utility vehicle in the median with a significant amount of damage. The driver complained of a stiff neck. Children who had been riding in his vehicle were not injured.
The driver of the second vehicle, identified as Werth, appeared to be intoxicated and later tested at 0.144 blood-alcohol level.
According to the criminal complaint, Werth initially told Krause that he had been hit by another vehicle that took off. He later said he struck a deer. Werth was not injured.
The driver of the sports utility vehicle said he had been traveling northbound on U.S. 45 when he saw a vehicle coming directly at him. He slowed, then came to a stop, but the vehicle hit him head-on.
The injured driver was taken to New London Family Medical Center where he was treated for neck and back injuries.
Werth was convicted of his first drunken driving offense in February 2005.