(BEDFORD) – Two people were arrested after a Bedford Police officer stopped a vehicle after he suspected the driver was intoxicated.
The driver, 51-year-old Katherine Carie, of Heltonville, showed the usual signs of being intoxicated.
“While speaking with Carie she was asked to perform a series of field sobriety tests,” said Chief Terry Moore. “After performing poorly, she refused to take a chemical test. The on-call judge was contacted, and the officer received a signed blood draw search warrant.”
After the blood draw at a local hospital, she was transported to jail on charges operating a vehicle while intoxicated, OWI with a prior conviction, OWI endangerment, and possession of marijuana.
Her passenger, 47-year-old Steven Fiscus, of Spencer, was also arrested.
“Due to his level of intoxication, the vehicle was towed,” said Chief Terry Moore. “During an inventory of the vehicle officers located marijuana where Fiscus was sitting as well as in the center console.”
Fiscus is facing charges of public intoxication and possession of marijuana.