Bristow man accused of OWI, obstruction

From Local Sources

Timothy J. Taylor

FERDINAND — Police arrested a Perry County man after an encounter Tuesday in Ferdinand.

The Ferdinand Police Department received a report at 12:10 p.m. concerning an allegedly intoxicated person in a business in the 1800 block of Main Street.

The suspect, Timothy J. Taylor, 32, Bristow, was subsequently stopped by police near 11th and Main streets while driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala.

Police allege Taylor had unsteady balance, slurred speech, constricted pupils and was unable to remain still. An officer who noticed the odor of burnt marijuana suspected Taylor of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Authorities said Taylor admitted to having smoked marijuana but refused to submit to impairment testing at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

Authorities booked Taylor into the Dubois County Security Center at 7:26 p.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of obstruction of justice and a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated (test refusal).

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department assisted.

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