Routine traffic stop yields impaired driver and marijuana

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Tuesday evening traffic stop landed an Indianapolis man in the Putnam County Jail on drug and traffic charges.

At 10:30 p.m., Indiana State Police Trooper James Crisp stopped a 2005 Chevrolet on U.S. 231 just south of US 40 for a defective license plate light.

During conversation with the driver, Trooper Crisp noticed an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle's console and the smell of suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle's interior. A search of the vehicle revealed a small bag of suspected marijuana (under 10 grams) under the driver's seat.

The driver, 30-year-old Anthony J. Dodson, failed roadside field sobriety testing and was taken to the Putnam County Hospital for a chemical test. He tested positive for marijuana and benzodiazepines.

Dodson was incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle with a Schedule I or II controlled substance with a prior conviction, possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle with a suspended license with a prior conviction.

Assisting were ISP Trooper Jonathan Cumbie and Cloverdale Police Officer James Martin.

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  • LMAO! Stopped for a "defective license plate light"? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Well done, Trooper Crisp. Well done.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Feb 11, 2015, at 11:00 AM
  • Now why is that so funny Emmes? That stop just might have saved someones life, perhaps even yours or someone in your family.

    -- Posted by Falcon9 on Thu, Feb 12, 2015, at 11:14 AM
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