Phone call for possible impaired driver results in felony charges

SALEM – On Thursday, October 28, a Kentucky man was arrested on drug and weapons charges after being reported as a possible impaired driver.  

Thursday afternoon, an Indiana State Police trooper 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 rifle.  

As a result of the investigation, Justin Kelly was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of synthetic urine.

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

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