Three Chillicotheans were hurt late Saturday night near Utica when a car when off Highway 36 and came to rest in the median. Twenty-two year old Michael Lent, and 21-year old passengers Jesse Marshall and Richard Stimpson were taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, all with injuries described as MODERATE by the Highway Patrol.
The investigating officer said the car was eastbound on Highway 36 at high speed when it went out of control and ran off the left side of the road (and into the median where it came to rest). The vehicle was demolished.
The Patrol said Lent has been accused of second degree assault, driving while intoxicated/prior offender, and driving while revoked. The Patrol said Lent and Stimpson were wearing seat belts, but Marshall was not using a safety device.