Springfield police: Man observed urinating outside car arrested for OVI

A Springfield man was cited for driving under the influence after officers observed him relieving himself outside his vehicle and then getting back in to drive it.

Andrew Delph, 37, allegedly told officers he drove to Springfield from Columbus before blowing a .216, according to a police affidavit.

Delph was charged with operating vehicle under the influence and public indecency in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charges during a court appearance Friday.

Also, police said during an interview, he told them that he left Columbus “two before the blizzard.”

Springfield police began their investigation Friday morning during patrol when they spotted Delph standing outside his vehicle, urinating.

“Officers observed Mr. Delph stumble while getting in his vehicle,” the affidavit says. “Mr. Delph then started to drive away.”

Officers pulled Delph over and smelled a strong odor of alcohol once they made contact, according to the affidavit. They asked if the man would take a sobriety test and he agreed, the affidavit says.

“I began to administer the test and noticed right away that Mr. Delph was not following the pen with his eyes,” the affidavit says. “I then explained to Mr. Delph again to ensure that he was following the tip of my pen with his eyes without moving his head. Mr. Delph again displayed that he could not follow my instructions by not following the tip of my pen with his eyes.”

Delph was arrested after failing and was taken to the Clark County Jail where the breathalyzer test was conducted, according to the affidavit.