(NEW ALBANY) – A traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal ended with the arrest of a New Albany man on multiple felony charges, including a felon in possession of a firearm.
Around 1:30 Monday morning, an Indiana State Police trooper noticed a gray Ford Escape make two turns without using the turn signal.
The trooper stopped the vehicle near the intersection of 16th Street and Market Street in New Albany and spoke with the driver, 49-year-old Lowell D. Frazier, 49, of New Albany.
The trooper said Frazier was intoxicated. He was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The trooper found Frazier in possession of a stolen Glock handgun reported stolen from Harrison County. The trooper also found a pistol brace as well as two fully loaded Glock 30-round magazines and a fully loaded 15-round magazine. He also found more than 12 ounces of marijuana packaged in separate plastic baggies in the car.
Frazier is facing charges of dealing marijuana with a prior conviction, possession of marijuana over 30 grams with a prior conviction, theft of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent.