Police: Overdose leads to crash in Bridgeport



The drug problem here in the Ohio Valley may mean you have to be extra cautious when you’re on the roads.

A man has been arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence and several other charges after crashing into the Holmes Suites building in Bridgeport right around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Bridgeport Police Chief John Bumba said the man overdosed while driving and blacked out near Riesbeck’s while he was traveling East on Route 40.

Robert Michael Renzella, 38, allegedly told police the last thing he remembered before the crash was passing Riesbeck’s.

Renzella was booked into the Belmont County Jail and he is facing charges of OVI and having drug abuse instruments, and other traffic violations.

No one was injured.


BREAKING: A truck has crashed into an apartment building here at the intersection of Main and Marion Streets in Bridgeport.

The accident has had little to no impact on the flow of traffic.

The ambulance and fire truck left the scene, and there doesn’t’ appear to be any injuries. Also, the building doesn’t look like it sustained much damage. 

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