Traffic Stop Leads to DUI and Drug Possession Charges for Trucker

Vigo County, IN – A trucker is facing multiple drug-related charges after Indiana authorities discovered methamphetamine and paraphernalia during a traffic stop Friday night.

According to the Indiana State Police (ISP), the arrest occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. along Interstate 70 near the 9 mile maker.


ISP Trooper Brad Fyfe stopped a big rig operated by 44-year-old Chad Bowman, of Amargosa Valley, NV.

Fyfe reported he made the stop after observing Bowman make an “unsafe lane movement.”

During the course of the interaction, Fyfe said he noticed “suspicious activity” and then conducted a search of the vehicle.

Trooper Fyfe found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the truck, ISP said.

Further, Fyfe also indicated Bowman was suspected of being impaired at the time.


Bowman then agreed to submit to a certified test and failed, ISP reported.

Bowman was arrested and taken to the Vigo County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

He is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Photos courtesy of ISP



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