20-year-old Columbus man charged after consuming nearly $100 worth of alcohol



Police say the suspect was improperly carded by the bartender.


A Columbus man has been charged after he allegedly threw products at a gas station while intoxicated.

Police were dispatched to a Shell service station on Boardman-Poland Road just after midnight on Thursday, where they say 20-year-old Vincent Ireland IV was throwing products at the counter and burst into an area reserved for store employees.

Upon arrival, Ireland was handcuffed and placed under arrest. Police said Ireland appeared very intoxicated, noting slurred speech, unsteadiness on his feet and the smell of alcohol on his breath.

Police spoke to a service station employee who said Ireland entered the store inebriated and fell into a display of crisps.

The employee told police he asked Ireland to leave, he refused and instead walked into an office for employees only and started talking incoherently about Halloween.

After leaving the office, police said Ireland began throwing packets of chewing gum on the counter, but did not appear to be targeting the employee.

Police later said a receipt for around $100 worth of liquor bearing Ireland’s name was found at a nearby hotel. Police say Ireland was not properly carded by the bartender.

When police asked the bartender why Ireland wasn’t carded, she told them she was busy and hadn’t thought of carding him.

Police say charges are currently pending against the bartender who allegedly served Ireland when he was under the legal drinking age of 21.

Police also located Ireland’s wallet at the hotel and found a fake Missouri ID card with a fake date of birth inside.

Ireland was charged with underage drinking, inciting panic, criminal trespassing, disorderly drunk driving and criminal mischief.


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