Police: Drunk driver found to have drugs, gun and child in minivan

Officers pulled over Ronald Stevens, 44, Saturday at about 7 p.m. after they say he ran a stop sign.

Ronald Stevens; charged with OVI, drug possession, drug trafficking and child endangering.
YOUNGSTOWN: Arrested April 8 - Ronald Stevens, 44, charged with OVI, drug possession, open container, having weapons under disability, and child endangering

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man from Youngstown is facing several charges after police say he was drunk driving with a small child in the vehicle with him. Officers say he also had drugs and a gun in the van.

Officers pulled over Ronald Stevens, 44, Saturday at about 7 p.m. after they say he ran a stop sign on Wick Avenue.

Police say Stevens smelled of alcohol and that he turned over a mostly empty bottle of Budweiser beer to them. He was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, according to police.

Officers searched the van he was driving and found heroin, crack-cocaine, tramadol pills, a loaded handgun, and over $400 in cash in his pocket, the report stated. A small child was also in the van.

Stevens was arrested and taken to the police station where he refused a breathalyzer test, the report stated. Police said Stevens also became combative, tried to make himself vomit, and pretended to be passed out on the floor

Stevens was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital to be checked out and then booked into the jail. He is facing several charges including, OVI, drug possession, open container, having weapons under disability, and child endangering.

The child was turned over to her godmother.

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