Two Cuyahoga County teens found in stolen car with driver on drugs in Sandusky, troopers say

SANDUSKY, Ohio - An alert driver helped troopers find two missing teen girls in Sandusky Wednesday morning.

A reckless driver was reported on state Route 2 near US 250 just before 6 a.m. An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper spotted the car make several lane violations and pulled it over.

The patrol said the driver, Christopher L. Williams, of Cleveland, admitted that the car was stolen. The trooper found a screwdriver and pliers in the 25-year-old's pants pocket, and was under the influence of drugs.

According to the highway patrol, two 15-year-old girls were also in the car. They told troopers that Williams offered them a ride home, then got lost and drove towards to Sandusky. One of the teens was entered into the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System as a missing juvenile. Cuyahoga County Children Services helped reunite the girls with their families.

Williams was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, receiving stolen property, possession of criminal tools, child endangering, operating without a license, failure to drive in marked lanes and driving without a seatbelt.

The results of his drug tests are pending.

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