Deputies Could Smell Alcohol After UTV Crash Involving Ohio State’s Brian Hartline: Report

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Ohio State offensive coordinator Brian Hartline was released from the hospital Monday afternoon following his UTV crash. Details have shed light on the crash that happened on Hartline’s property.

He was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital after the wreck, which occurred around 1:20 a.m. Sunday morning. The extent of his injuries were not life-threatening.

According to the 911 call obtained by TMZ, Jamie Hartline, the sister of Brian, told the operator that the Ohio State OC had been drinking. The UTV he was driving flipped, injuring him and passenger Joshua Gaylor. After being transported to the hospital, Brian Hartline could not be interviewed because of the medication he was on to treat his injuries.

A report from states the Delaware Country Sheriff’s Office also said that deputies could smell alcohol when they entered Brian Hartline’s hospital room. According to the report, an investigation is ongoing, but a criminal offense could not be determined.

The report does not list the UTV driver, but Brian Hartline said he was driving the vehicle on social media.

The man who was riding in the vehicle was named in the report as Joshua Gaylor, who told police that Hartline was driving. Police will decide if any charges are merited.

No charges have been filed and Brian was discharged from the hospital Monday afternoon. We will continue to monitor the story for more information.

Written by Trey Wallace

Trey Wallace is the host of The Trey Wallace Podcast that focuses on a mixture of sports, culture, entertainment along with his perspective on everything from College Football to the College World Series.

Wallace has been covering college sports for 15 years, starting off while attending the University of South Alabama. He’s broken some of the biggest college stories including the Florida football “Credit Card Scandal” along with the firing of Jim McElwin and Kevin Sumlin. Wallace also broke one of the biggest stories in college football in 2020 around the NCAA investigation into recruiting violations against Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Wallace also appears on radio across seven different states breaking down that latest news in college sports.

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