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Bedford Teen Arrested On Numerous Felonies After Traffic Stop
Updated February 13, 2017 7:22 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(LOOGOOTEE) - A Bedford teenager was arrested on numerous drug related felonies after being pulled over just outside of Loogootee Saturday morning.

Around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents saw a black Toyota Avalon traveling eastbound on U.S. 50 near Church Street.

The Toyota was traveling with the passenger wheels across the fog line, almost touching the grass. Lents followed the vehicle and witnessed additional bad driving behaviors; he later observed the vehicle cross over the center line and back over the white fog line numerous times. Lents pulled the Toyota over on U.S. 50, west of Hart Road.

While speaking to the driver, 18-year-old Garret Diehl of Bedford, Trooper Lents could smell the odor of alcoholic beverages coming from within the vehicle.

Lents learned Diehl and his 16-year-old passenger had left a party in Bloomington and were trying to return home to Bedford, but had become lost.

Diehl told police he had smoked marijuana and taken Xanex only hours before being pulled over.

During a search of the car, the trooper found a metal container with what was believed to have marijuana inside.

Martin County Deputies transported the 16-year-old passenger to the jail where the teen's mother picked him up. The minor was issued a summons to appear in court on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Lents transported Diehl to the Daviess Community Hospital, where he presumably tested positive for having THC and benzodiazepines in his system. Diehl was transported back to the Martin County Jail where he was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a minor passenger in the vehicle, maintaining a common nuisance, and neglect of a dependent, all Level 6 felonies and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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