Dump-truck driver arrested on OWI, drug and weapons charges

HARRISON CO.  – A Commercial Driver from Corydon was arrested Wednesday afternoon for operating a vehicle while intoxicated as well as drug and weapons charges. 

Around Noon on Wednesday, Trooper Nathan Newton observed a commercial dump-truck drive off the right side of State Road 135 as they were traveling south toward Fairview Church Road. After turning west onto Fairview Church Road, the truck dove left of center several times, including on hill crests and around curves. Trooper Newton activated his emergency lights and sirens, but the truck did not immediately stop. The driver, identified asSteven Scott Springer Jr., 58, Corydon, eventually stopped on Fairbanks Road, but not before crossing over Heidelburg Road.  

Trooper Newton conducted a traffic stop along with a commercial vehicle inspection. During the inspection, he observed indicators of possible impaired driving and also performed standard field sobriety tests. Further investigation also uncovered drugs and drug paraphernalia as well as two handguns.  

Steven Springer Jr.

As a result of the investigation, Steven Springer Jr. was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of a handgun without a license, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangerment, operating a vehicle while intoxicated on a controlled substance, OWI, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers transported Steven Springer to the Harrison County Jail without further incident.