June 23 – A Hamilton man faces multiple charges after allegedly driving under the influence and hitting vehicles on Wednesday before being arrested on the High Main Bridge.
Ryan Michael Day, 41, was driving his car on three wheels and one rim around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday when it came to a stop on the bridge, nearly causing an accident, according to the Hamilton police report.
Officers at Hamilton and Fairfield Twp. had received several calls about Day driving recklessly for hours.
Sergeant Fairfield. Brandon McCroskey said Day was a suspect in a hit-and-run accident around 4 p.m. Wednesday at Millikin and Ohio 4. Additionally, Day allegedly hit another vehicle in Hamilton before coming to a stop at the bridge, police said .
The officer ordered Day out of the vehicle and when he got out, “(Day) was stumbling and having trouble listening to commands.”
The suspect then backed up to the cruiser and was handcuffed and taken into custody.
When asked if he drank alcohol or used illegal drugs, Day said no. He told police he had just been released from a drug treatment center.
A search of the car revealed a cellophane plastic wrapper containing a substance weighing 2.6 grams which tested positive for methamphetamine, police said. Located on the driver’s side of the car was a Lucky Strikes cigarette case with an off-white powdered substance packet inside. The powdered substance tested positive for fentanyl.
Hamilton police charged Day with OVI and two counts of drug possession. Township of Fairfield. Police charged Day with assured clear distance, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under suspension.
Day was arraigned this morning in Hamilton City Court where bail was set at $10,000. He’s in the Butler County Jail.