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Washington Man Arrested After Driving The Wrong Way On I-69
Updated February 15, 2017 8:56 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(PIKE CO.) - A Washington man was arrested Sunday, after an Indiana State Police trooper and a Pike County Sheriff's Department deputy responded to several reports from motorist about a wrong way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-69, south of State Road 61 exit.

Callers reported the wrong way driver was driving a 2002 Ford Escort.

Moments later the 911 dispatcher received another call that the wrong way driver was now driving north in the northbound lanes near the 41.5 mile-marker.

Trooper Risley spotted the vehicle at the 45.5 mile-marker and immediately activated his emergency lights.

The vehicle exited I-69 at SR 61 where the driver almost struck another vehicle that was stopped on the ramp to turn onto SR 61. The driver continued north on SR 61 a short distance before finally stopping.

The driver, 41-year-old Jason Jones, of Washington, refused to exit his vehicle and had to be forcibly removed. He was arrested without further incident.

During a search of the car, police found three 100mg bottles of Methadone. Police say Jones had consumed two bottles when he was supposed to only consume one.

Field sobriety tests indicated Jones was impaired, but he refused to submit to a chemical test.

Jones was arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held on charges of driving while intoxicated with a prior OWI conviction, resisting law enforcement and reckless driving.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Corey Risley, Indiana State Police

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