SPENCER – Last night, October 2nd, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Indiana State Trooper Andrew Recker was patrolling I-64 in Spencer County when he stopped the driver of a gray Jeep for driving 97 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone.
The driver was identified as 39-year-old David S. Yates, of Louisville, KY.
Yates displayed signs of being impaired and failed field sobriety tests. Yates became uncooperative and refused a chemical test. A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted by other troopers. Troopers located a 9 mm handgun, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and open alcoholic beverage containers.
Yates was transported to the Spencer County jail where he is being held on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, obstruction, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving.
Assisting Officers were Trooper Jonathan Villanueva and Trooper Andrew Jones.
Assisting agencies were the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and the Jasper Police Department.