Columbus police video exhibits officers’ encounter with OSU soccer participant Marcus Hooker that led to OVI cost

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The video shows officers using various methods to wake Hooker, who passed out at the wheel in the drive-through of a Columbus McDonald’s restaurant.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Police Department’s newly acquired dash and body camera video shows officials trying to wake Ohio State football player Marcus Hooker after he passed out at the wheel of a local fast food restaurant .

The meeting with officers on March 13th resulted in Hooker being charged with OVI.

A manager of a McDonald’s on West 5th Avenue called the police just before 2 a.m.

The video shows officers using various methods to wake Hooker, who, according to official reports, passed out at the wheel in the driveway.

Officers tried various methods to wake Hooker, including knocking on the car window, rocking the car, and using the police air horn. Eventually, the officers had to break the right rear passenger window to unlock the doors.

The police had to pull Hooker out of the vehicle and wake him up.

The vehicle was taken to CPD’s confiscated property.

According to authorities, Hooker declined to take an alcohol test at the scene.

Hooker has been suspended from the Buckeyes, but a team spokesman said there is no schedule for the suspension.

He was also charged in Pennsylvania in 2018 with driving under the influence, disregarding lanes, careless driving, without a tail light and the purchase of an alcoholic drink by a minor.