Two Delaware County deputies and a State Highway Patrol trooper are facing charges almost two months after they failed to arrest a drunken man who spoke little English and left him at a Taco Bell. Not long afterward, the man was struck and killed by a vehicle.

The charges, which are misdemeanors, were filed yesterday. The deputies and trooper were cited specifically from the Ohio Revised Code for failing "to prevent or halt the commission of an offense or to apprehend an offender, when it is in the law-enforcement officer's power to do so alone or with available assistance."

Deputies Derek Beggs, 29, and Christopher Hughes, 27, had found 22-year-old Uriel Juarez Popoca drunk in his truck in an I-71 median in Delaware County on July 28.

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