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ISP: Trucker was driving under influence of cocaine

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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 Police said.

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 Demotte/Roselawn exit.

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.

 

Posted 4/9/2014