BLANCHESTER — A man is facing trespassing charges after police allege he overdosed on heroin while driving a pick-up truck and crashed into the front porch of a house. Then, according to Blanchester police, he and his sister went to the towing yard and retrieved the truck without calling the company or offering to pay the fees.
The crash, in the 200 block of High Street around 8 p.m. Wednesday, didn’t injure the residents, who were home at the time.
Jeffrey Freytag, 27, of Blanchester, was the driver of the truck and its sole occupant, according to police. An employee of Milford-based Bzak Landscaping, he was driving a company truck.
“Evidence obtained at the scene indicates that Freytag suffered an overdose of heroin while driving the truck,” Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt stated. “It appears Freytag was traveling westbound on East Cherry Street, lost control, drove over the outfield of a baseball park, then crashed into the house.”
An ambulance took Freytag to Clinton Memorial Hospital, where he was later released, and the truck was towed to Joe’s Towing’s yard, police said.
Around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Blanchester police went to Joe’s Towing after the owner said he discovered the truck missing from the tow yard. Police report they later found it in Freytag’s driveway.
Police said the investigation revealed that Freytag’s mother took him to the tow yard, where he used a spare key to enter the truck.
Jeffrey Freytag was charged with Criminal Trespass, a misdemeanor offense, and will answer the charges in the Clinton County Municipal Court.