DRUG IMPAIRED DRIVER INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED VEHICULAR HOMICIDE IN DEATH OF HIS 44 YEAR OLD GIRLFRIEND
Posted on 1/17/2020
Defendant: Christopher Alan McCleese II
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man had a warrant for his arrest for Felonious Assault and had drugs in his system when he fled from police, lost control of his vehicle, and crashed his car into a tree, killing his female passenger.” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Christopher Alan McCleese II, age 38, in connection to the January 8, 2020 early evening crash that killed his girlfriend Shannon E. Currier, age 44. The counts in McCleese’s indictment include Felonious Assault with Repeat Violent Offender Specification, Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Failure to Comply with an Order or Signal of a Police Officer, Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Drug of Abuse or a Combination of Them - OVI, and Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence of a Listed Controlled Substance or a Listed Metabolite of a Controlled Substance - OVI, for a total of seven counts. “The indictment alleges in the OVI counts that at the time of the crash the defendant had a concentration of methamphetamine metabolite in his urine and/or blood,” O’Brien stated. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. McCleese ran from the scene but was later apprehended. McCleese is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.