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Mercedes stopped, driver arrested, OVWI charges filed

A Bloomfield woman, who suffered serious injuries in a crash about three years ago and was subsequently convicted of felony OVWI, was arrested late last night. She was driving through Bloomfield in a Mercedes and got pulled over by a BPD officer. She’s facing OVWI charges as Level 5 felonies.     

Mariah Rae Logston

Mariah Rae Logston

Mariah Rae Logston, 27, of Bloomfield, was booked into the Greene County Jail around 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, by Deputy Marshal Jordan Allor of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Officer Allor said just before 9 p.m. last night, he conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Mercedes Benz for operating a vehicle with a false plate on Spring Street in Bloomfield. Logston was the driver and Officer Allor said the plate was off of another vehicle.

Allor said during the stop, he could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Logston’s breath and he noticed her pupils were dilated.

Logston allegedly admitted she had one shot earlier in the evening. She allegedly failed standard field sobriety testing and was transported to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department where she was reported to have tested with a BAC of .091 on a certified breath test. The legal limit is .08.

Her bond was set at $10,000 surety with ten percent cash allowed.

Personnel from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department also assisted on the scene.

According to court records, Logston was involved in a crash in April of 2016, in another county, and was seriously injured. She was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing serious injury, a Level 6 felony, and operating a motor vehicle with a Schedule I or II controlled substance in the body causing serious bodily injury, a Level 6 felony.

This case just came to a conclusion this past spring. On March 7, under the terms of a negotiated plea agreement, she was convicted of the first felony count and the second was dismissed.

Logston was then sentenced to 365 days in the Morgan County Jail with all suspended except for a term of 122 days to serve. She was given credit for one actual day in jail plus good time credit leaving her 120 days to serve and she was allowed to serve that time on home detention. That was to be followed by 245 days on probation. If court records are correct, then she would still be on probation now.

A new criminal case was filed against Logston today, Thursday, July 11. When she appears in court for her initial hearing, she will be formally charged with:

  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, a Level 5 felony.

  • Operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to .08 or more, with a prior conviction, a Level 5 felony.

  • Operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less than .15, a Class C misdemeanor.

  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor.