Ellettsville Man Arrested On OWI, Drug Charges

(BEDFORD) – An Ellettsville man was arrested Tuesday after the Bedford Police Department received a report of a possible intoxicated driver.

Brian Webster

Officers arrested 34-year-old Brian Webster on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, OWI endangerment, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of a syringe, and possession of marijuana.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on Tuesday at 9:02 p.m. police were alerted about a possible intoxicated driver. An officer spotted the vehicle at 5th and S streets and witnessed the driver swerve left of the center line twice. They then stopped the vehicle at 5th and X streets.

Webster told police he was attempting to use his GPS and he should have stopped to do that.

The officer noted that Webster’s eyes were red, glassy and bloodshot, and his speech was slurred. As Webster exited the vehicle he was staggering.

Webster told police he had not consumed any alcohol or any illegal drugs, but he was prescribed Methadone and took his last dose that morning.

Webster failed a sobriety test and he was arrested.

In Webster’s pocket police found a plastic bag that contained marijuana.

Webster was transported to IU Health Hospital for a blood-draw and those results are pending

Stone City Collision then arrived on the scene to tow Webster’s vehicle. During an inventory of the vehicle police found two used syringes in the middle console and a black cardboard box near the gear shift that contained more marijuana.