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Muncie Man Who Demands Ride, Gets One - To Jail
Updated May 9, 2017 6:49 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(MUNCIE) - Around 2 a.m. Saturday morning two Indiana State Police Troopers were driving through Muncie in an unmarked ISP vehicle. The trooper driving was in plain clothes, but the passenger Trooper Lee Tinch, was in full uniform.

They were traveling south bound on Walnut Steet and as they approached 8th Street they noticed a white male stumbled out into the road in the path of their vehicle.

As they neared the man, he began shouting to them "Let me in, I'm tired of walking"-(expletives removed.)

The man then attempted to get into their vehicle.

Trooper Tinch exited in full uniform and began talking with the man, 50-year-old John Johnson of Muncie.

A field test revealed Johnson had a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit.

Johnson was also on a warrant for non support of a dependent and was also in possession of marijuana.

Due to his high blood alcohol level the troopers first gave Johnson a ride to I.U. Health Ball Hospital to be checked out.

After being cleared by medical staff, troopers gave Johnson a ride to the Delaware County Jail where he was arrested on the warrant and on a charge of possession of marijuana.

Troopers say if you're going to be out celebrating please call a taxi, Uber or sober friend or family member for a ride. Always plan ahead and have a designated driver.

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