Galion police officer arrested on OVI, driving left of center


Rhonda Bletner - [email protected]



LEXINGTON — Galion Police Lieutenant Andrew Roystan was arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Saturday, Feb. 19 at 12:32 a.m. on suspicion of drunk driving. He had a medical episode following the arrest while at the post and was transported to a local hospital by EMS, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Roystan is currently on administrative leave pending an internal disciplinary process, according to Galion Police Chief Marc Rodriguez.

Roystan was observed driving a 2018 white Jeep with its hazard lights on westbound on East Main St., Lexington at 12:32 a.m., crossing lanes. A Highway Patrol trooper pulled him over at a convenience store west of the Lexington Police Department.

He was unable to produce his driver’s license but instead offered a debit card, as seen in a released video. And he could not provide his social security number. He told the trooper he had “not much” to drink.

Roystan refused tests for blood alcohol or breathalyzer testing, according to the summons.

He was issued a summons to appear in Mansfield Municipal Court on Feb. 23.

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Rhonda Bletner

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