Man jailed after truck crash

A man was incarcerated in Seneca County Jail after wrecking his truck on South CR 15, near US 224, Sunday afternoon.

State Highway Patrol personnel said Glenn Herman, 51, of Tiffin, was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram north on CR 15 when the vehicle went off the east side of the roadway. The truck struck an electric pole – snapping and destroying it – and tubing and tires used for a gas line project. It returned to the roadway and came to rest.

At the scene, Sgt. Angel Burgos of State Highway Patrol said Herman could have been impaired due to a mixture of alcohol and drugs.

“Test (results will) determine later on,” he said.

Herman was charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a first-degree misdemeanor; and failure to control and possession of marijuana, minor misdemeanors, Burgos said. Herman was being held in Seneca County Jail without bond Sunday evening.

Deputy Justin Nowak of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said witnesses saw Herman throwing something from the vehicle. Herman later admitted it was marijuana that he threw, and suspected marijuana was located in the area, he said.

Burgos said Herman was charged with tampering with evidence because he tried to stomp marijuana into the ground.

He said there was a lot of property damage. Thankfully, he said, Herman was not hurt and no one else was involved in the accident. Burgos said he did not know whether Herman was wearing a seatbelt.

Unloaded firearms in the vehicle were properly secured, he said.

A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said the accident was reported by a person following the vehicle who saw it go off the road.

It occurred about 3 p.m. Sunday.

Personnel from American Electric Power, Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department, John’s Welding & Towing, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, the Sunoco pipeline project and Tiffin EMS assisted at the scene.