A Hubbard man likely will be arraigned today after racking up his sixth drunken-driving arrest in the past 20 years after an accident on the city’s East Side.
Lloyd Bell, 37, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under a financial-responsibility-act suspension.
Bell was driving a gray Ford pickup truck early Tuesday morning and crashed head-on into a utility pole on Albert Street near Victor Avenue. Police arrived to find the utility pole ripped from the ground — being supported only by the truck.
Police reports say Bell was stumbling around outside of the wrecked truck. He was bleeding from the nose and mouth and had cuts on his hands.
Officers reported that they could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Bell, who reportedly told the officers he was coming from a bar in Youngstown where he had consumed too many beers.
Police later discovered that Bell has had five prior arrests for DUI, has two open driving suspensions and has a warrant out of Youngstown Municipal Court for speeding and driving under suspension.
Reports say officers attempted to issue Bell a citation, but he could not comprehend the request to sign the ticket.