Report: Suspect drops pants during OVI investigation in Austintown

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Matthew Balciar is charged with OVI, resisting arrest and public indecency, along with traffic violations

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police say a man dropped his pants, exposing himself to officers, during a DUI investigation in Austintown.

It happened just after 2:30 a.m. last Tuesday after officers pulled over a vehicle on Oakwood Avenue at Winchester Avenue, according to a police report.

The report says the driver was speeding, didn’t come to a complete stop at a stop sign and appeared to go left of center while an officer was following him.

Police said the driver, identified in the report as Matthew Balciar, smelled like alcohol and seemed like he was in a fight recently because he was bleeding from multiple cuts and his lip was swollen.

Balciar told the officer he was coming from a local bar, where he had been involved in a large fight with multiple people, the report states.

According to the report, the officer had Balciar step out of the vehicle and he patted Balciar down. The officer said Balciar then widely spread his legs and dropped his pants below his buttocks, despite being asked to pull his pants up.

Balciar told the officer, “I’ll spread them real good for you, officer,” and “You like that, I know you like that,” according to the report.

Police said Balciar continued to pull his pants down, exposing himself to officers on the scene. Officers took him to the ground and arrested him because they said he refused to obey commands.

He was charged with OVI, resisting arrest and public indecency, along with traffic violations.

An attorney entered a not guilty plea to the charges on Balciar’s behalf, and a hearing was set for May 10, according to court records.

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