Noblesville Man Arrested After Driving 107 M.P.H. in a Construction Zone
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Madison County – The Indiana State Police report that Noblesville man was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated on June 7, 2019, after a trooper clocked the SUV he was driving at 107 M.P.H. as it entered an I-69 construction zone. Trooper Blake Stephenson was sitting on I-69 around the 218-mile marker when just after 1 a.m. he saw an SUV approaching at a high rate of speed. Stephenson clocked the vehicle at 107 M.P.H. in the 70 M.P.H. zone just before entering a reduced speed construction zone at the 219-mile marker.
Stephenson was able to catch up to the SUV as it entered the construction zone at a high rate of speed and got it stopped around the 220 mile marker. After speaking with the driver, Matthew McClure, 37 of Noblesville, Stephenson found that the man had missed his exit at Noblesville and had continued driving north. Stephenson also suspected the driver might be intoxicated.
Further investigation by Stephenson found that McClure had been operating his SUV with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit of .08% B.A.C. McClure was taken into custody and charged with Operating While Intoxicated Endangering, with a B.A.C .15% or higher and Reckless Driving. He was lodged in the Madison County Jail.
Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver.