Local man arrested for drugged driving

Christopher Myers, 35, of Clay Township was charged with drugged driving stemming from a traffic incident last month on North Jackson Street.

Police said while on patrol they noticed a pickup truck going the wrong way on the one-way road before turning onto New Castle Street. It was subsequently found parked on the 300 block of West New Castle Street.

Myers was driving with a suspended license. Police said they found pill bottles with water in them and what appeared to be a tourniquet-type device between the driver and passenger area of the truck, “both common indicators of heroin use,”

A search of Myers turned up two syringes, one that was loaded with liquid. He was arrested and taken to Butler Memorial Hospital for a blood draw.

Toxicology reports showed the presence of fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana in his system

Myers is charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, driving a vehicle without valid inspection and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.



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