A 911 call about a possibly impaired driver leads to arrest

BEDFORD – A Bloomington woman was arrested on Monday, October 17th after a Bedford Police officer received a 911 call reporting a possible impaired driver in a tan Chevrolet Cruze at 2:22 p.m. on 29th Street.

The officer spotted the vehicle and witnessed the driver cross the double yellow line, brake suddenly, and swerve to avoid a collision. The officer stopped the driver, 28-year-old Morgan Wolcott.

Wolcott was asked to exit the vehicle so the officer could hear her over a loudly barking dog.

The officer noticed Wolcott was unsteady on her fee, her speech was slurred and she was “salivating profusely”.

Wolcott failed several field sobriety tests and she was detained.

Wolcott admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

A warrant was then requested for a blood draw which was granted by Judge Nathan Nikirk and Wolcott was transported to IU Health Hospital.

While inventorying the vehicle police found two marijuana vape cartridges, two partially smoked hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes, a plastic baggy that contained marijuana residue, and a glass smoking pipe with marijuana residue.

The vehicle was towed by Stone City Service & Collision Center. The dog was released to Wolcott’s husband.

Wolcott was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, OWI endangerment, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If you know something, say something. Send an email to drugactivity@lawrencecounty.in.gov or call Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700. All calls are confidential.