(La Porte County, IN) - Police believe a driver was impaired on drugs to the extent of posing a major threat to the traveling public.
Roger Davidson, 69, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Operating while Intoxicated along with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana and other counts.
On January 19, a Kingsford Heights Police officer about 9:30 p.m. responded to a complaint of a vehicle all over the roadway in the area of U.S. 6 and Range Road. A short time later, the officer stopped the vehicle after witnessing the driver veer over the center line and fog line multiple times.
Police said the officer while approaching on foot noticed what seemed like an odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. Davidson said he just left his job at an auto parts store in La Porte and had not been drinking. However, authorities noted his speech was slurred and he nearly fell while staggering after stepping out of the vehicle.
Marijuana along with smoking pipe were recovered from his vehicle.
After transported to the La Porte County Jail, Davidson was found with more marijuana along with two grams of methamphetamine on his possession. Davidson of Knox is being held without bond. He was out on bond on previous charges of unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of marijuana filed in November, according to court records.
A test confirmed there was no alcohol in his bloodstream, police said.