Police accuse traffic violator with drug counts

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested a Jasper man on multiple preliminary charges after a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

Police K-9 Ester allegedly alerted on a vehicle driven by John R. Clevidence, 43, 507 Village Court, Jasper, during the 2:11 a.m. traffic stop at Sixth and Jackson streets.

Clevidence, who allegedly gave an incorrect spelling of his name, was found to unlawfully possess legend (prescription) drugs, a used syringe and drug paraphernalia that included smoking devices. Police also determined Clevidence was classified as a habitual traffic violator.

Authorities booked Clevidence into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:41 a.m. on preliminary charges of Level 5 felony driving while classified as a habitual traffic violator for life, Level 6 felony unlawful possession of a syringe and a legend drug, and misdemeanor counts of false informing and possession of paraphernalia.

The Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a KARS wrecker assisted.

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