A Huber Heights, Ohio, trucker was cited on Monday for operating while under
the influence of a controlled substance, after he pulled to the shoulder of
I-65 in Jasper County and requested medical assistance, the Indiana State
According to police, Johnny D. Turner, 36, was northbound on I-65 when he
called for help, reporting trouble breathing, three miles south of the
EMS personnel and a trooper responded and Turner was given medical treatment
at the scene, police said.
“Further investigation determined that Turner was allegedly under the
influence of a narcotic drug,” police said. “A field-test was conducted on a
substance in Turner’s possession that tested positive for cocaine.”
Turner was transported to Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer for
treatment. He was issued a citation for operating while under the influence
of a controlled substance, possession of cocaine, and possession of
paraphernalia, police said. Turner was also placed out of service for being
under the influence and for log book and equipment violations, police said.
Turner was driving for Liberty Transportation of Greensburg, Pa., and
hauling auto parts.