Thursday, December 18, 2014

Father of child who wandered into street nipped on suspicion of DUI, fleeing and eluding, other violations

By The Herald Staff | 11/29/2013

A 28-year-old Ottawa man who is scheduled to appear in court next month in a child endangerment case ran into more legal difficulties as the community prepared to mark the Thanksgiving holiday.

Justin Lynn Vogeler was arrested by Ottawa police officers about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Ash Street on suspicion of driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, obstruction, reckless driving, transporting an open container and refusal of a chemical test.

Vogeler pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment in August after his 2-year-old son was found wandering in the street July 24 at the intersection of East Fifth and South Mulberry streets, about one block from Vogeler’s home on South Sycamore Street.

Judge Kevin Kimball accepted Vogeler’s not guilty plea and set his bench trial for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa.

Vogeler is out of Franklin County Jail on bond awaiting his next court appearance in Wednesday’s DUI case and his Dec. 11 bench trial.

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