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Disabled motorist call leads to an arrest

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Putnam County, IN. – (Jan. 28, 2015) – A call out to aide a disabled motorist along I-70  just west of Cloverdale lead to the driver of that disabled car being arrested.

Around 11:00am Wednesday, Trooper Yan Dravigne and Probationary Trooper David Cox Jr. arrived at the scene and noticed the disabled motorist call was actually a property damage accident. A white 2004 Ford Pickup had struck the barrier cable in the median and sustained front end damage. Further investigation found the driver, 41-year-old Roy Charles of Terre Haute, IN.,  to be intoxicated and subsequently failed a roadside field sobriety test. Charles was taken to Putnam County Hospital for a chemical test, where he tested positive for benzodiazepine, a Schedule IV drug.


Charles was booked into the Putnam County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance, operating while intoxicated and maintaining a common nuisance.