INDIANA: State Police OWI arrests include Eric Waggoner; Justin Kelley charged with gun and drugs when found slumped unconscious in his pickup bed

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Call for Possible Impaired Driver results in Felony Charges

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Salem – October 28, 2021: The Indiana State Police report that when a trooper answered a call for a possible impaired driver at a store, he found a driver passed out in his truck bed. Police say that the Kentucky man was arrested on drug and weapons charges.  

Thursday afternoon, Trooper Kyle Taylor responded to the Circle K gas station in Salem after someone called 911 to report a possible impaired driver at the store. When Trooper Taylor arrived he found a man slumped over the bed of his truck in the parking lot. After gaining his attention, the man identified himself as 35-year-old Justin Kelley of Hazard, Kentucky. Upon further investigation, a vehicle search was conducted. During the search, Kelly was found in possession of approximately 3.5 grams of suspected Heroin, multiple syringes, synthetic urine, drug paraphernalia, and a Sig Sauer assault-style rifle.  

As a result of the investigation, Justin Kelly was arrested for the following: 

  1. Possession of Heroin – Level 5 Felony
  2. Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon – Level 5 Felony
  3. Possession of a Syringe – Level 6 Felony 
  4. Possession of Paraphernalia – A Misdemeanor
  5. Possession of Synthetic Urine – B Misdemeanor

Kelly was transported without further incident to the Washington County Jail.  

Trooper Taylor was assisted by Major Eric Mills and Officer Allison Voelz of the Salem Police Department.  

Charges

Possession of cocaine or narcotic drug – amount at least 10 but <28 grams
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
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Possession of syringe
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
UnknownPENDING2021-10-282021-10-28Indiana State PoliceFULL CASH0.00
Possession of paraphernalia
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
UnknownPENDING2021-10-282021-10-28Indiana State PrisonFULL CASH0.00
POSSESSION OF STNTHETIC URINE
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
UnknownPENDING2021-10-282021-10-28Indiana State PoliceFULL CASH0.00
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ERIC WAGGONER

Charges

Operating While Intoxicated Per Se
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
UnknownPENDING2021-10-28Indiana State PoliceFULL CASH0.00
Carrying a handgun without being licensed
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
UnknownPENDING2021-10-28Indiana State PoliceFULL CASH0.00
Intimidation
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
UnknownPENDING2021-10-28Indiana State PoliceNO BOND0.00
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Charges

Theft – at least $750 but less than $50000 value or property is firearm or prior theft or criminal conversion conviction
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
UnknownPENDING2021-10-20Salem City Police DeptFULL CASH0.00
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
SuperiorPENDING2021-10-20Salem City Police DeptFULL CASH0.00
Theft – at least $750 but less than $50000 value or property is firearm or prior theft or criminal conversion conviction
Court DateCourt TypeStatusOffense DateArrest DateArresting AgencyBond TypeBond Amount
SuperiorPENDING2021-10-20Washington County Sheriff’s DeptFULL CASH0.00

Latasha Williams charged with OWI in wrong-way head-on crash on I-70

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Indianapolis, IN – On October 29, 2021, at 1:12 a.m., Indiana State Police report that Dispatchers began receiving 911 calls reporting a wrong-way driver on I-70 near downtown Indianapolis. The driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-70 near the 85-mile marker. While dispatchers were on the phone with one witness, the wrong-way driver struck another vehicle head-on.

The Indianapolis Fire Department, along with state troopers responded to the scene. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, a 2016 Ford Mustang, was not injured. Three people in the other vehicle, a 2016 Jeep, were transported to a local hospital. 

Investigators believe the Ford Mustang, driven by 40-year-old Latasha Williams of Indianapolis, entered I-70 going the wrong direction from downtown Indianapolis and traveled eastbound in the westbound lanes before colliding with the Jeep. During the on-scene investigation, Trooper Stout became suspicious that Williams was intoxicated. Stout administered field sobriety tests at the scene. After the field sobriety tests, Williams was transported to a local hospital for a certified blood test. The results of that test are pending however Trooper Stout was able to develop probable cause and Williams was arrested, she was transported to the Marion County Jail and incarcerated. She faces the preliminary charges of:

  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury 
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC of .08 or more Causing Serious Bodily Injury
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangerment
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC above .15

This crash closed two westbound lanes of I-70 for approximately two hours. Two adults and one juvenile from the Jeep were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.