October 1, 2014

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Police: Driver had 4 times legal limit

LORAIN — A Lorain man had nearly four times the legal driving limit of alcohol in his system when he drove off the road and sheered a pole before rolling his sport-utility vehicle.

A urine sample showed that Antoine Ross, 29, had a blood alcohol level of more than .300 when he crashed the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee he was driving on West Erie Avenue last week. The legal driving limit is .08.

Ross also tested positive for marijuana and barbiturates, according to police.

He was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after he lost consciousness at the scene of the crash. Airbags were deployed, but it wasn’t clear if Ross was wearing a seatbelt, police said. Ross was released from MetroHealth after being treated there for about a week.