Traffic stop results in arrest, charges

From Local Sources


JASPER — A Thursday night traffic stop resulted in a man’s arrest on multiple preliminary charges.

The Jasper Police Department stopped a 1998 Dodge Durango at 30th and Mill streets at 8:32 p.m. because the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

The motorist was identified as Andrew M. Jones, 31, 7002 N. U.S. 231, Jasper, and it was learned he was operating the vehicle while classified as a habitual traffic violator, according to police.

During the stop and ensuing investigation, police reported finding marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance in the SUV.

Authorities booked Jones into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:52 a.m. today on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Jones posted bond this morning.

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